Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard left after the first period with a lower-body injury. His counterpart, Jaroslav Halak, had 17 saves for New York.
Kronwall’s power-play goal with 4:33 remaining in the first period gave the Red Wings the lead, and van Riemsdyk tied it 60 seconds later with his power-play score.
Riley Sheahan and Nyquist also scored in the first for Detroit and Jimmy Howard finished with 24 saves. The Red Wings fell to 1-5 in shootouts this season.
Mike Santorelli scored Toronto’s second shootout goal, and the Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Babcock signed a four-year extension with the Red Wings in 2010, which expires at the end of the 2014-2015 campaign.
Helm’s wrist shot past Cam Talbot broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period and capped a three-goal comeback that lifted the Red Wings to their second straight win.
Gordie Howe’s family was hopeful the hockey great would be out of the hospital before the end of the night Wednesday after being treated for dehydration.
The loss of power marks the second such incident in 72 hours for the Red Wings, who lost power Sunday during their game against Vancouver.
Gustav Nyquist and the Detroit Red Wings pulled out a victory over the New Jersey Devils that seemingly slipped away with a terrible start.
Toronto topped Detroit for the first time in three games this season, and the Maple Leafs have won back-to-back contests after a three-game skid in which they were outscored 17-5.