Detroit Red Wings' Tomas Tatar (21) crashes into Carolina Hurricanes' Alexander Semin (28), of Russia, taking him off the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

Tatar leads Red Wings past Hurricanes

Tomas Tatar scored two goals and Pavel Datsyuk added a goal and two assists, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 victory over the Carolin…

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) and New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) battle for position in the third period during an NHL hockey game in Detroit Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Helm leads Red Wings past Rangers

Darren Helm and the Detroit Red Wings rallied Saturday night to top the New York Rangers and give coach Mike Babcock his 500th career victor…

Detroit Red Wings' Jimmy Howard, left, makes a save against Columbus Blue Jackets' Adam Cracknell during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Howard makes 28 saves, Red Wings win

Howard had his 19th career shutout, and Tatar and Jurco each had a goal and an assist to lift Detroit past the Columbus Blue Jackets