Detroit qualified by earning a point while Boston lost to Florida.
Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for Detroit, which was outshot 28-16 over the final two periods.
“I think any time you’re proud, you want to score, you want to help the team,” Babcock said. “His production’s still been at a high rate.”
“He won last time out, he’s our veteran guy,” Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said. “And now Jimmy, the ball’s in his court right here.”
The 23-year-old Ferraro has 27 goals and 15 assists in 70 games with the Griffins this season. He played four games for the Red Wings last season.
Darren Helm scored in the eighth round of a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night.
Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader expressed confidence Red Wings fans would find ways around the restrictions the Lightning have enacted.
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Petr Mrazek stopped 33 shots for Detroit, which got a regulation and shootout goal from Gustav Nyquist. Tomas Tatar also scored in the shootout.
I want to be out there every single night, but Coach feels like I don’t deserve it,” Howard said Friday.