The Bruins outshot the Wings 35-18 in regulation.
“We have to continue to move the puck better and get better structurally,” coach Mike Babcock said, “but I like lots of things about us.”
Gustav Nyquist’s power-play goal in the second period lifted Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
The Red Wings are hoping to close the gap with the top teams in the East after falling in five games to Atlantic Division rival Boston in the first round.
Babcock told 97.1 The Ticket the disagreement did not mean friction between him and Holland, at least no more than usual.
The Detroit Red Wings have assigned defenseman Xavier Ouellet and goaltender Petr Mrazek to Grand Rapids of the AHL, reducing their roster to 23 before Thursday night’s season opener against the Boston Bruins.
The Wings finished preseason 4-3-1.
Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar was groggy as he was helped to the locker room late in the game after a cross-check by Comeau.
Andrej Nestrasil and Tomas Nosek each had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings held off the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night.
The Detroit Red Wings’ exhibition game against Chicago on Thursday night is expected to start late because of mechanical issues with the Blackhawks’ plane departing Chicago.