The Red Wings (93 points) lead Boston (91) in the race for third place in the Atlantic Division.
Brad Richards and Mike Green each had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Riley Sheahan had a goal and an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
The Red Wings are still just out of the second Eastern Conference wild card and one point back of Boston for third in the Atlantic Division.
Dylan Larkin, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored, and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a victory against the Buffalo Sabres.
Anthony Mantha also scored his first NHL goal.
Erik Condra ended a 20-game drought with a pair of goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Detroit Red Wings.
Datsyuk had two goals and the Detroit Red Wings rebounded from a two-goal deficit and topped the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Saturday night.
Henrik Zetterberg and Darren Helm scored in the third period to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a victory.
Michael Raffl scored two goals and the Philadelphia Flyers won a pivotal game in their playoff push, defeating the Detroit Red Wings.
It marked the Maple Leafs’ second shutout of the Red Wings in the last 30 years.
Brad Richards tied the game with 31.8 seconds left in the third period, and then Darren Helm scored in overtime.
Abdelkader scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursda…
Cam Atkinson scored twice in the third period and Boone Jenner had a goal and an assist while the Blue Jackets held off the Detroit Red Wing…
The Red Wings (32-22-11) played without center Pavel Datsyuk, who was scratched due to an illness.