Ott's low backhander was counted only after a lengthy review by officials determined goalie Jimmy Howard hadn't swiped it away before it crossed the line. Patrick Eaves then shot wide on the Wings' final shootout opportunity.
Todd Bertuzzi and Brian Rafalski scored for Detroit. Howard turned back 28 shots for the Wings, who had won three of four. Henrik Zetterberg and Nicklas Lidstrom each had two assists.
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