Petr Mrazek made 27 saves for the Red Wings, while Riley Sheahan had a goal and an assist, and Nick Jensen and Tomas Jurco also scored.
Tomas Tatar scored a goal, assisted by Datsyuk, after Pittsburgh failed on several clearing attempts and allowed multiple passes through into the net front.
Lions third-string quarterback Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes in a 23-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday night
Lions’ starters getting a rest include Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh, Reggie Bush, Golden Tate, Brandon Pettigrew and Dominic Raiola.
Orlovsky appears to have secured the team’s backup quarterback role after running the second-string offense in Detroit’s first three preseason games.
Van Noy says he’s waiting on further evaluation of the injury, which the team said was an abdominal problem.
Calvin Johnson played for the first time this preseason, catching two passes for 27 yards, but Matthew Stafford was intercepted once and the Lions struggled in the red zone.
Kellen Moore threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Corey Fuller with 1:05 remaining in the game, and Giorgio Tavecchio made the long extra point to give the Lions the one-point win.
It’s time to climb out of the pool, put down that frosty drink, discard the shades and fire up the high-definition TV.
Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Alfredsson and Johan Franzen each had a goal and an assist, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Friday night in a preseason game.