Dylan Larkin scored the only goal of the game in the first period to lift the Red Wings over the Devils 1-0 at the Prudential Center Monday night.
Petr Mrazek stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn his second shutout of the season for Detroit, who have won two straight since losing three in-a-row.
Cory Schneider made 20 saves in the loss, which snapped a three-game win streak for the Devils.
The Wings (20-13-7) return to action Thursday night when they visit the Sharks.
Detroit Red Wings 1, New Jersey Devils 0
Ottawa Senators 3, St. Louis Blues 2
Colorado Avalanche 4, Los Angeles Kings 1
Edmonton Oilers 1, Carolina Hurricanes 0
Phoenix Coyotes 3, Vancouver Canucks 2
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports