At the 11:50 mark, Kindl's wrist shot from the point -- his first goal of the season -- beat traffic in front and sailed by Elliott.
Pietrangelo's power-play goal with 4:15 left in the middle stanza cut the gap to 2-1. A shot from the point was blocked in front and the puck ended up on Pietrangelo's stick and he fired the puck into a half-empty net.
But the Red Wings scored a pair of late goals to put the game away. First, Emmerton made a nice move off a Jordin Tootoo rebound at the 17:33 mark.
Brunner lit the lamp with 56 seconds left to make it 4-1. Jonathan Ericsson's shot from the right point caromed off a maze of players in front. Brunner controlled the rebound and beat Elliott with a wrist shot.
Filppula scored at the 13:35 mark of the third period on a breakaway during a 4-on-4 situation to account for the final margin.