Detroit went 1-for-7 on the power play. Malkin scored just 3:01 into the game off feeds from Hagelin and Maatta.
Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin can't get his stick on a rebound in front of Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard.
"It's always fun when you're winning", Malkin said. "But then also, when we got our chances, even 5-0-5, I thought we really had some Grade A chances we turned into Grade D chances ourselves". "Your game is better, the mood is better, and now were feeling so much better". As I pointed out a couple of weeks ago, that is a significant drop in the team's ability to win from a season ago when neither Crosby or Malkin scored (a half goal per game drop, and a points percentage of only.333 versus.466 a year ago).
"If you look at it, their best players were better than our best players", Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg said.
Turgeon, 21, has nine goals and 14 assists in 40 games for the Griffins this season. "They scored and took care of business and we didn't". Carl Hagelin, from behind the net, fed the puck in the slot to Malkin, who beat Howard to the glove side.
A case could be made that their production has increased as the team's play has improved - a rising-tide-lifts-all-boats sort of argument - but it won't be coming from coach Mike Sullivan.
Abdelkader tied it with a shot between Jarry's pads and Kessel gave Pittsburgh the lead when he one-touched a Crosby pass behind Howard from in close. The Wings answered a little over 10 minutes later with Abdelkader's power-play goal.
Malkin's second goal of the game came 2:08 into the second period with Kessel recording an assist. Malkin has scored in three straight games.
Aaron Calixte scored 16 points, Danny Evans 14 and Andrew Fleming 12 for ME while Ilija Stojiljkovic had 10 rebounds.
Coach Jeff Blashill said both players will not be available for Sunday's game in Chicago. Kessel has eight points in his last five games, while Crosby has 10 in his last five. "We're desperate to get wins".
NOTES: Pittsburgh recalled G Casey DeSmith from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League to serve as Jarry's backup.
The Wings were on their sixth power play before the game's midpoint, when it was 3-1.
The Red Wings were playing their first game since losing to Tampa Bay 5-2 on Sunday.
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The New York Rangers sit in the 4th spot in the Metropolitan and need to regroup after dropping three of four following a 7-2 defeat to the rival New York Islanders on Saturday.
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