Kronwall gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead with 3:31 left in the second period. He scored his sixth goal of the season on a one-timer from the slot after Nyquist's pass went off Gallagher's stick.
Nyquist added his eighth goal with 1:19 remaining in the game.
Gallagher put the Canadiens on the board with a power-play goal with 7:24 left in the second period. He jammed one past Gustavsson after carrying the puck from the side of the net to the crease for his 13th goal.
Sheahan made it 2-0 Detroit with 8:12 remaining in the second. He beat Price with a snap shot from the top of the left circle for his second goal.
Gustavsson made a nice save on Louis Leblanc's backhand from the bottom of the left circle with 3:07 remaining in the first.
Zetterberg opened the scoring with 7:33 left in the first period. With the Red Wings on a 5-on-3 power play, he put in a one-time slap shot from the high slot for his 16th goal.
Gustavsson stopped the Tomas Plekanec on a short-handed breakaway with about 8:50 left in the opening period.
NOTES: Detroit RW Daniel Alfredsson returned after missing six games with back spasms. . The teams last met two years ago, when Montreal won 7-2 at the Bell Centre. The Canadiens' last visit to Detroit was Dec. 10, 2010, and the Red Wings won 4-2. . Detroit was without C Pavel Datsyuk (lower body), G Jimmy Howard (knee), RW Johan Franzen (post-concussion syndrome), C Joakim Andersson (lower body), C Steven Weiss (groin) and C Cory Emmerton (finger). . Montreal LW Max Pacioretty played college hockey at Michigan. . Canadiens assistant coach Gerard Gallant played nine of his 11 NHL seasons with Detroit. . Montreal defenceman Alexei Emelin was helped off the ice with 7:08 left in the third period after taking Kronwall's shot off his knee.
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