It didn't take long for 'The Mutt' to contribute in his first game back as a Blackhawk as Andrew Shaw drew a penalty to give the Blackhawks an early power play just four minutes in, but it was the home team that struck first.
Matt Puempel ripped a slap shot past Robin Lehner from the top of the circle off the rush to put the Red Wings up 1-0 at 10:38 of the first, a lead the home side would hold into the first intermission.
Philip Holm was sent to the box early in the second for interference, but bounced back and tied the game just 26 seconds after Chicago killed off his minor. Dylan Strome found the defenseman in the high slot from behind the goal line and Holm send a wrister past Jimmy Howard to even the game, 1-1.
The Blackhawks seemed destined to head to OT in a 3-3 game until a Michael Rasmussen shot deflected off Carl Dahlstrom in front at 15:23 of the third while the Red Wings were on the power play. Adam Glendenning added an empty-netter in the final minute to seal it, 5-3.