Red Wings forward Erik Cole will miss the rest of the season because of a spine contusion.
Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for Detroit, which was outshot 28-16 over the final two periods.
The Detroit City Council got an earful Tuesday about a revised plan for a new Red Wings hockey arena and sports complex in the Midtown area.
“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.
Detroit created plenty of chances late in the game, but it couldn’t come back late, especially after a slow start that saw Washington with 10 shots in the first 10 minutes.
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.
Sorry, Red Wings Fans: Tickets For Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Games Restricted To Florida Residents
The games in Florida are for Florida residents only. In other words, Red Wings fans, your money’s no good there.