Abdelkader opened the scoring at 11:49 of the first period when he put in a loose puck from the bottom of the left circle off the rush, 11 seconds after Detroit killed off a high-sticking penalty to Franzen. It was Abdelkader's third goal of the season.
The Red Wings scored three goals in less than four minutes in the second period.
Tatar made it 2-0 at 6:05 of the second period. He scored on a wraparound after carrying the puck from just outside the Red Wings' blue line and falling down and getting back up — while maintaining control of the puck — in the right circle. It was Tatar's third goal.
Zetterberg made it 3-0 at 8:47 when he scored from the left circle for his 11th goal. Kronwall scored on the power play, just 1:14 later.
Miller scored his second goal of the season at 8:38 of the third period and Nyquist got his third goal of the season with 2:53 remaining in the game.
Iginla spoiled Gustavsson shutout attempt with 2:25 left.
NOTES: Detroit C Pavel Datsyuk missed his second game after being elbowed in the face by Ottawa D Jared Cowen on Saturday night. Datsyuk has also been ruled out of Friday's game at the New York Islanders. ... Boston D Dennis Seidenberg didn't play due to a lower-body injury. . Red Wings RW Todd Bertuzzi missed his third game with an upper-body injury. ... Bruins D Torey Krug is from the Detroit suburb of Livonia and played at Michigan State. ... Detroit D Jonathan Ericsson signed a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension. ... Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson got his second consecutive start. ... Detroit D Brendan Smith went to the dressing room after falling into the boards shoulder-first early in the third period.