After watching his team blow two-goal leads in back-to-back losses to
"It was a big win for us," Babcock said. "It takes some of the pressure off."
Draper's goal at 16:15 of the second period broke a 1-1 tie, and Franzen followed with a power-lay goal at 17:49. That was enough to survive Kris Versteeg's power-play goal midway through the third period -- mostly because Osgood was much sharper than he had been in the season-opener, a 4-3 loss.
"Ozzie was really good," Babcock said. "I don't know if he played that good in any game the first half of last year."
Osgood said the remodeled Wings -- who lost players who scored 88 goals last season -- will have to pay more attention to defense to overcome the missing offense.
"We're going to have a different look in April," said Osgood, who led the Wings to the Cup in 2008 and got them to Game 7 of the Final last spring. "We're going to be harder to play against. You saw a glimpse of it with our penalty-killing with our guys blocking shots."
The Wings were shaky down the stretch after Versteeg's goal.
"We looked like a team that hadn't won this year in the third period," Babcock said. "We got a little defensive and back on our heels. We let
"If we keep playing like that, we'll find a way to win," Quenneville said. "We had puck-possession time, we had chances, we had zone time."
After a scoreless first period, the Hawks opened the scoring when Patrick Sharp scored 1:23 into the second, giving him goals in all three of
"The 5-on-3 turned the game for us," Babcock said.
"The turning point was the one that went off my skate into the net," Madden said. "Changed the momentum of the game. Before that, I thought we were in the driver's seat."
--John Kreiser, NHL.com
Material from wire services and team media was used in this report
|Patrick Sharp (3) ASST: Kris Versteeg (3), Brent Seabrook (4)|
1 - 0 CHI
|PPG - Nicklas Lidstrom (1) ASST: Jason Williams (2), Henrik Zetterberg (3)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Kris Draper (1) ASST: Kirk Maltby (2), Jonathan Ericsson (1)|
2 - 1 DET
|PPG - Johan Franzen (1) ASST: Tomas Holmstrom (1), Pavel Datsyuk (1)|
3 - 1 DET
|PPG - Kris Versteeg (1) ASST: Patrick Sharp (2), Cam Barker (1)|
3 - 2 DET
|Power Play %||21.5%||15.8%|
|% on Road||25.0%||21.2%|
|% at Home||18.6%||11.6%|
|Kirk Maltby Hooking against Colin Fraser|
|Radek Smolenak Fighting (maj) against Brad May|
|Brad May Fighting (maj) against Radek Smolenak|
|Dustin Byfuglien Tripping against Valtteri Filppula|
|Kris Draper Hooking against Bryan Bickell|
|Daniel Cleary Cross checking against John Madden|
|Duncan Keith Hooking against Valtteri Filppula|
|Duncan Keith Interference against Pavel Datsyuk|
|Brian Campbell Hooking against Ville Leino|
|Jason Williams Slashing against Duncan Keith|
|Brent Seabrook Holding against Jason Williams|
|Niklas Kronwall Holding against Patrick Kane|