The Red Wings’ Erik Cole tied the game at 1-1 just 24 seconds into the third period.
Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings, who have lost 6 of 8. Detroit is 9-11-6 in Atlantic Division games.
Erik Cole had the lone goal for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek stopped 29 shots.
“Just go the full five minutes 3-on-3,” Zetterberg said, “and if you do that, there’s a good chance it will be ending before shootouts.”
Babcock said Datsyuk will not make the trip to Florida, where the Red Wings will play two games in the next two days.
Goaltending and three-on-three overtime will be at the forefront of discussions when NHL general managers gather Monday in Boca Raton, Fla.
“We just said `Enough is enough,”‘ forward Henrik Zetterberg said.
Justin Abdelkader and Erik Cole scored for Detroit, which opened a four-game road trip by losing its fourth game in the last five.
With less than a month remaining in the regular season, the Red Wings have dropped three of their last four, and Babcock has seen enough.
The Detroit Red Wings shook off a poor start and avoided a stumble against one of the NHL’s worst teams.