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The Canucks refused to let the Red Wings get comfortable with the lead all night.
Sedin tied it at 1 at 13:34 of the second and Hodgson tied it again, getting credit for a goal that went in off the right skate of Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall.
Detroit led 1-0 after the first period despite being outplayed.
Vancouver outshot the Red Wings 17-5 in the first, but defenseman Kevin Bieksa had the puck poked away by Helm and his fluttering wrist shot got past Luongo at 11:16.
Detroit didn't do much with three power plays in the first, going scoreless and getting only one shot combined with an extra skater.
"We got skated into the ground in the first period," Babcock said. "They played better for longer than us and they won the game."
The Red Wings looked out of sync, missing playmaking center Pavel Datsyuk for a second game. Datsyuk, the team's leading scorer, is expected to be out for two weeks after having right knee surgery Tuesday.
"The best player in the world, any time he goes out, you're going to miss him," Abdelkader said. "It's a big void."
Sedin tied the game at 1 at 13:34 of the second.
Detroit outshot the Canucks 15-8 in the second period, but had nothing to show for it.
The Red Wings created more chances in the third period, especially when Abdelkader swiped at a puck in the crease that Luongo didn't cover, but they couldn't find a way to win again in the Motor City.
"For us to come in here and play well and show that we can beat them means a lot," Burrows said. "But there's a lot of work ahead, and if we face them in the playoffs, it will start 0-0."
NOTES: Bertuzzi, a former Canucks forward, signed a two-year deal worth just more than $4 million. ... Vancouver tied the series at 2 in the final scheduled game against Detroit. ... Quincey played in the first game of his second stint with the Red Wings, who drafted him in 2003. They acquired Quincey for a first-round pick and prospect Sebastien Piche from Tampa Bay on Tuesday in a three-team trade with Colorado.
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