The Red Wings are hoping they'll learn from this little adventure.

An adventure it truly was Thursday in Game 2, the Red Wings taking a big early lead, then losing it as the Anaheim Ducks scored three late goals to tie the game.

But forward Gustav Nyquist scored his first career playoff goal at 1:21 of overtime, giving the Red Wings a dramatic 5-4 victory.

The Western Conference quarterfinal series is tied at 1 and heads back to Joe Louis Arena for Game 3 at 7:30 Saturday night. Game 4 is at 8 Monday.

Game 5 will be a return trip for Wednesday in Anaheim, with the time still to be determined.

"It's huge. Hopefully it's a learning experience for us," forward Justin Abdelkader said of the overtime victory. "We've got a young group in here and sometimes that happens. Hopefully we can learn from that and press forward.

"That was a huge goal for us and good for Gustav. Hopefully we can move forward. That was good, coming here and getting the split and going back home now."

The Red Wings will have to go on without defenseman Danny DeKeyser. Coach Mike Babcock said DeKeyser broke his thumb and will miss the remainder of the playoffs.

DeKeyser was one of six Red Wings participating in their first playoffs. The inexperience on the roster showed in the third period as the Ducks made their furious rally.

But Nyquist, another one of those playoff novices, converted a fine pass from Valtteri Filppula and a wide-open net to stuff the winner.

"Fil made an unbelievable play and I almost had an empty net," Nyquist said. "It was a crazy game and the crowd was into it. We came in here (after regulation time) and our leaders said we just have to get back to the way we were playing. Fortunately we capitalized."