Daniel Alfredsson was credited with his second goal of the game with a fraction of a second left in overtime, lifting Detroit to 5-4 win over Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
Babcock and players say they have never seen an injury situation worse than what has beset the Red Wings.
Gustav Nyquist had two goals and Jimmy Howard made 31 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings hold on to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The deal would prevent ticketed events from being held at Joe Louis Arena once the Red Wings stop playing at the downtown site.
Marian Hossa skated as if he had been recharged during a five-game vacation — not sidelined for five games with an upper-body injury.
The banged-up Red Wings are trying to reach the postseason for a 23rd straight time.
“That’s the way it goes,” said Red Wings coach Mike Babcock. “You’ve got to score – and they pay Bob to stop the puck. Sometimes when you’re not as good, you expect your goalie to be good. He was good early for them.”
Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists, Gustav Nyquist a goal and three assists and David Legwand a goal and two assists in the Detroit Red Wings’ 7-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
“Enjoy the moment, enjoy the NHL, enjoy being a Red Wing, and take it all in,” Lidstrom said.
Johan Franzen, Brendan Smith and Todd Bertuzzi scored for the Red Wings against Brodeur, who has been the subject of trade rumors leading up to Wednesday’s deadline.