Despite the loss, the Red Wings return home for Game 3 on Tuesday night feeling fortunate the series is tied.
Landon Ferraro scored his first career goal in the opening minute and Joakim Andersson added an empty-netter with 2:20 left to help the playoff-bound Red Wings clinch the Atlantic Division’s No. 3 seed.
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.
Detroit beat Tampa Bay for the first time this season, and the 23-year-old Mrazek made a good case for more playing time.
Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings, who have lost 6 of 8. Detroit is 9-11-6 in Atlantic Division games.
It’s a nod to the resilience of the city’s residents, officials say.
Justin Abdelkader and Erik Cole scored for Detroit, which opened a four-game road trip by losing its fourth game in the last five.
Niklas Kronwall, Teemu Pulkkinen, Justin Abdelkader and Pavel Datsyuk added goals to help Detroit send the Oilers to their fifth straight loss.
Zetterberg remains a reliable link to the team’s championship past, part of an old guard that still includes Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall as well.