SHOTS: Detroit 8, Montreal 8.
The Wings began the period with seven seconds left to kill on Mantha's hooking penalty.
The Canadiens came out firing, out-shooting the Wings 8-1 to start the frame.
Then at 8:44, Emelin hit Dylan Larkin with a shoulder check that sent Larkin hard into the boards.
Larkin left to go to the dressing room.
Justin Abdelkader immediately took on Emelin. Abdelkader received an instigating, fighting and a 10-minute misconduct.
Emelin received two majors, one for interference and another for fighting.
Once the Wings got on the power play, they scored.
First, Gustav Nyquist from just above the right circle at 12:33, assisted by Niklas Kronwall.
Then, Anthony Mantha finally managed to get a rebound past Condon from the right doorstep at 13:17, assisted by Datsyuk.
Montreal's Mike Brown went after Kronwall at 14:18 and was called for a double minor for cross-checking and roughing.
The Wings made them pay as Mike Green got the power-play goal. The assists went to Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar, who took the original shot.RED WINGS 3, CANADIENS 2SCORING:
1. DET, PPG, Gustav Nyquist (17), Niklas Kronwall, 12:33. 2. DET, PPG, Anthony Mantha (2), Pavel Datsyuk, 13:17. 3. DET, PPG, Mike Green (6), Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Tatar, 16:20.PENALTIES:
1. MTL, major, Alexei Emelin, interference, served by Mike Brown, 8:44. 2. MTL, major, Alexei Emelin, fighting, 8:44. 3. DET, minor, Justin Abdelkader, instigating a fight, 8:44. 4. DET, major, Justin Abdelkader, fighting, 8:44. 5. DET, Justin Abdelkader, 10-minute misconduct, 8:44. 6. MTL, double minor, Mike Brown, cross-checking and roughing, 14:18. SHOTS:
Detroit 11 (19), Montreal 9 (17).
There was drama early in the second as Michigan native Michael McCarron drove around the Detroit net, the puck came out to Emelin and Emelin's shot beat Howard at 2:58.
But Brown was in the crease and his stick appeared to interfere with Howard's blocker so the Wings challenged the goal.
After review, it was ruled no goal and the Wings kept the 3-2 lead.
Torrey Mitchell had a good chance, intercepting a Kronwall pass and coming in on Howard, but Howard made the save.
While trying to get the puck out of the zone, Luke Glendening instead sent it over the glass for a delay of game penalty.
The Canadiens did not take long to score as Andrighetto deflected Plekanec's shot past Howard at 6:34. Markov got the second assist.
Pacioretty got the go-ahead goal, his second of the game, at 11:18 when Howard was down after making a save, the puck came to Pacioretty at the right side and he lifted it over Howard.
Galchenyuk and Byron had the assists.
Pacioretty now has seven goals and four assists in 13 games against the Wings.
Henrik Zetterberg found Abdelkader in front at 12:52 but Condon made the save.
Then Howard stopped Byron's shot from the left circle at 14:25.
Pacioretty nearly had a hat trick but Howard stopped him at 15:22.
The Wings pulled Howard for the extra attacker at 17:44.CANADIENS 4, RED WINGS 3SCORING:
1. MTL, PPG, Sven Andrighetto (7), Tomas Plekanec, Andrei Markov, 6:34. 2. MTL, Max Pacioretty (27, 2nd of game), Alex Galchenyuk, Paul Byron, 11:18. PENALTIES:
1. DET, minor, Luke Glendening, delay of game (puck over glass), 6:23. 2. MTL, minor, Andrei Markov, roughing, 19:20. 3. DET, minor, Justin Abdelkader, roughing, 19:20.SHOTS:
Detroit 23 (42), Montreal 10 (27).