The Calgary Flames were in the loss column for the second consecutive game on Wednesday night.
Ian White and three-time Selke Trophy winner Pavel Datsyuk each scored a goal and two assists as Detroit defeated Calgary 5-3.
The Red Wings got on Flames’ netminder Miikka Kiprusoff early at 6:14 of the first period on the power play after rookie defenceman Derek Smith took a cross-checking penalty. Tomas Holmstrom, who has made a living by producing on the power play, gave the Red Wings an early lead.
The Flames went ahead on goals by Jarome Iginla and Brendan Morrison, before the Red Wings tied it on a goal by White.
After the two teams traded goals in the third period on the power play, Datsyuk scored the game winner at 12:39, and Valtteri Filppula then scored an insurance marker just over a minute later.
With the loss, the Flames fall to 8-11-1, and are seven points back of the Edmonton Oilers for a playoff spot.