That was bad news for the Calgary Flames.
Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstrom scored in the first four minutes Sunday and Detroit went on to beat Calgary 3-1, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
Game 3 is Tuesday night in Calgary.
The Flames can only hope returning home - where they won an NHL-high 30 games during the regular season - will help them slow the Western Conference's top-seeded team.
Detroit led 2-0 early in the first period for the second straight game, scoring two goals even quicker than the 8½ minutes it took Thursday night.
Calgary's Dion Phaneuf scored early in the second period on a shot that was deflected and fluttered past Dominik Hasek's glove.
The Flames went into the third within a goal because of the key score and Miikka Kiprusoff's 33 saves through two periods.
It didn't take long for the Red Wings to get their two-goal cushion back.
Six minutes into the final period, Detroit rookie Valtteri Filppula followed up his goal-scoring debut in the playoffs with a shot off a rebound.