Now, Detroit hopes playing at Joe Louis Arena is as much of an advantage as it has been lately.
The Red Wings won an NHL-high 31 home games during the regular season, including a league-record 23 straight.
Detroit will host Nashville on Saturday for Game 3 and Tuesday night for Game 4.
The Red Wings beat Nashville 3-2 Friday night after losing 3-2 in the series opener.
Detroit's Todd Bertuzzi settled a score by fighting Nashville's Shea Weber early in Game 2 and then the Red Wings went on to even the series. Weber was fined $2,500 for smashing Henrik Zetterberg's head into the glass at the end of Game 1 on Wednesday night.