DETROIT - The Anaheim Ducks capitalized on two neutral-zone turnovers in less than a minute, and that was the game.
Andrew Cogliano and Bobby Ryan scored 48 seconds apart early in the third period to break a tie, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 at Joe Louis Arena on Friday night.
Cogliano also added an empty-net goal, Matt Beleskey had a goal and an assist, and Corey Perry also scored for Anaheim (10-2-1), which has won seven of its last eight.
Viktor Fasth made 26 saves for the Ducks, and he has won his first seven NHL starts.
Anaheim is also 4-1 on a six-game road trip that ends on Saturday at Nashville.
"It's huge. Obviously, everybody wanted to get off to a good start and we did," Cogliano said.
Joakim Andersson got his first career goal and had an assist, and Tomas Tatar also scored for Detroit (7-5-2), which was without star forwards Pavel Datsyuk, who has a bruised shoulder and is lisyed as day-to-day, and Johan Franzen, who missed his second game with a sore hip flexor.
Jimmy Howard stopped 33 shots for Detroit.
"It was two turnovers that ended up in our net. It was tough," Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg said. "I think we, until that time, played a good game. We battled good the first period and took over the game in the second. We felt good going out for the third, but unfortunately those two quick ones kind of killed the game."
Cogliano's winning goal came when he tipped in a pass from Saku Koivu 1:02 into the third period. It came after Niklas Kronwall's pass out of his own zone hit a teammates's skate in the neutral zone and bounced to Cogliano, who worked a give-and-go with Koivu.
"Saku's a great give-and-go player," Cogliano said. "Get the puck to him and head to the net, and he gets it on your stick."
Ian White then made his second turnover that led to a goal. Ryan took advantage of it by firing in his own rebound from the bottom of the left circle for his fifth goal, 1:50 into the third.
"When they do make mistakes, you have to make sure you capitalize," Cogliano said.
Cogliano added his empty netter with 1:49 left for his fourth goal.
"It was unfortunate because I thought we set ourselves up pretty good in the third period," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "You're playing a good team, obviously we're short-staffed, but the guys were playing good, and in the end it didn't work out the way we wanted to."
Perry capitalized on another turnover in the Detroit zone by putting in his own rebound 7:32 into the second period. It was his second goal of the game and tied the score at 2-2. The goal was set up when White fanned on a pass from behind his own net, and the puck went to Belsekey, who made a cross-slot pass to Perry.
Tatar's power-play goal had given Detroit a 2-1 lead 6:32 into the middle period. He put in a rebound for his second goal and second in two games.
Andersson opened the scoring 3:01 into the second by beating Fasth from the bottom of the right circle.
But Beleskey tied it at 1, just 26 seconds later, with his second goal pof the season. He beat Howard with a snap shot from the slot.
The first period was scoreless as Anaheim out-shot Detroit 14-6.
Notes: Former Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who retired after last season, is back in Detroit to do an autograph signing on Saturday. He and friend and former teammate Tomas Holmstrom, who also retired after last season, visited their former teammates at the morning skate on Friday and attended the game. Lidstrom, who won seven Norris Trophies, said he is happy in retirement. "It's a slower pace, but I enjoy it," Lidstrom said. ... The Red Wings placed forward Todd Bertuzzi on injured reserve. He had missed the previous three games due to a sore back. ... Detroit recalled center Gustav Nyquist from their American Hockey league affiliate in Grand Rapids. ... Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller, who has missed three games due to a lower-body injury, could return on Saturday at Nashville. ... Friday was Ducks' coach Bruce Boudreau's 400th game as an NHL head coach. ... Red Wings' right wing Jordin Tootoo played his 500th NHL game.