DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings gave the Devils a late scare, but they rode a strong start to their seventh road win in eight tries.

Forward Kyle Palmieri scored twice, including one of two short-hand goals on the night for the Devils, before they held off a late rally for a 4-3 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday at the Joe Louis Arena.

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The Devils netted a pair of short-handed goals,scoring two in one game for the first time since Dec. 8, 2011. The second made it a 4-1 game in the third period when forward Adam Henrique raced to a loose puck at the blue line and forced a turnover for a breakaway. Henrique’s clear shot found a way into net at 10:30 in the third period.

The Devils came roaring out of the gates with two goals in the first 6:21 of play. Forward Stefan Noesen got the party started with his second goal in as many games as a Devil, using a backhander off a Pavel Zacha rebound in front of the crease for a 1-0 lead 1:28 into play.

Palmieri scored the Devils’ first short-handed goal minutes later, weaving through the Red Wings from the Devils’ blue line all the way into the offensive zone before sliding a shot under Red Wings goalie Jared Coreau.

The Devils held a 9-2 shot advantage after taking their 2-0 lead, but the Red Wings started to push. The teams eventually drew even in shots at 18-18 late in the second period, where the Red Wings also drew within one goal. Forward Henrik Zetterberg cut in front of a shot and sent a backhander over goalie Cory Schneider to cut the Devils’ lead to 2-1 at 18:03.

But even with that Red Wings advantage, the Devils did kill 1:16 of 5-on-3 Red Wings power play in the middle of the second period to temporarily protect the 2-0 lead.

Despite lagging behind in the shot battle, the Devils found an answer before the second intermission. Forward Taylor Hall fed Palmieri cutting across the blue line, and Palmieri fired a shot from inner half of the right circle for his second goal at 19:27 in the second.

Following Henrique’s short-handed goal in the third period, the Red Wings did convert a Vevobahis power play goal, with Tomas Tatar firing a shot from the right circle under Schneider’s glove.

The Red Wings pulled within 4-3 when Nick Jensen slid a shot from behind goal in between Schnedier’s legs, and it was kicked into goal by Schneider before the Devils could clear the crease.

Injuries: Defenseman and captain Andy Greene missed his 12th straight game while recovering from an arm injury he suffered while blocking a shot on Jan. 3. Greene practiced Monday and Tuesday, and coach John Hynes said the defenseman is close to returning.

“Probably just another couple days,” Hynes said. “Andy, the trainers and myself, we just think another day or two of team practice, he should be good to go, barring any setbacks.”

At this point, Hynes isn’t concerned with Greene’s practice participation. It all comes down to Greene’s comfort in a game.

“He’s done a lot of skating, a lot of skill work, it feels pretty good,” Hynes said. “But there’s a different level too when you’ve in combative situations.”

Defenseman John Moore was away from the team Monday visiting doctors, and he rejoined the team prior to the game against Detroit. He is expected to skate again in New Jersey, and Hynes sees progress in Moore’s recovery.

Forward Beau Bennett did not make the trip to Detroit, but he skated on his own in New Jersey Monday and Tuesday. Hynes said he is day-to-day while remaining on injured reserved after blocking a shot with his lower body.

Next up: The Devils head back to New Jersey for their next game, where they will host the Calgary Flames at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. They then head to Ohio to play the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

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