The younger Howe says chronic back pain, advanced stages of dementia and high blood pressure are taking a toll on his bedridden father.
Luke Glendening put Detroit on the board six minutes in when he backhanded a rebound of Drew Miller’s shot past Corey Crawford, who finished with 32 saves.
McCollum re-signed with the Red Wings this summer after spending the 2013-14 season on an AHL contract. He was drafted by Detroit in the first round in 2008.
Kronwall’s long slap shot late in the second period flew past the net and ricocheted straight back off the boards. The puck hit the back of Schneider’s left leg and rolled into the net to give the Red Wings a 4-1 lead.
Datsyuk, who has five goals and five assists in eight games this season, suffered the injury in a team skate earlier Friday.
Nyquist had a pair of power-play goals, and Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar also scored in a four-goal first period to help the Red Wings win their third straight at Joe Louis Arena.
Some people believe that fighting should be removed from hockey.
Pavel Datsyuk and Riley Sheahan scored for Detroit, which outshot the Flyers 37-17.
Zetterburg streaked down the right side and sent Niklas Kronwall’s centering pass over Jonathan Bernier’s shoulder.
Johan Franzen scored twice and Henrik Zetterberg had four assists to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.