The Red Wings comeback fell short as they lost to the New Jersey Devils 4-3 Tuesday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
Detroit had power play goals from Dylan Larkin and Mike Green, and Riley Sheahan also scored.
Jimmy Howard started in goal and gave up three goals on six shots before he was replaced by Petr Mrazek.
The Wings (17-10-7, 41 points) are off for the league-wide Christmas break until Saturday, when they head to Nashville to face off against the Predators.
St. Louis Blues 2, Boston Bruins 0
New York Rangers 3, Anameim Ducks 2 (OT)
New Jersey Devils 4, Detroit Red Wings 3
Vancouver Canucks 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Florida Panthers 2, Ottawa Senators 1 (SO)
Minnesota Wild 2, Montreal Canadiens 1
Dallas Stars 4, Chicago Blackhawks 0
Calgary Flames 4, Winnipeg Jets 1
Phoenix Coyotes 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
San Jose Sharks 5, Los Angeles Kings 3
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports