The Detroit Red Wings rediscovered their offense and with it, resuscitated their playoff positioning.

Three man advantages did the trick for the Wings as they downed the Coyotes, 4-0, Monday at Joe Louis Arena to earn a pair of points for just the second time in seven games.

"We needed these two points," captain Henrik Zetterberg said, "and it was a nice way to get it."

Johan Franzen, Damien Brunner and Valtteri Filppula also scored on power plays, all set up by Zetterberg. Franzen added an empty-net goal with 1:22 remaining in regulation.

Jimmy Howard made 34 saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season, but to him, "our power play was the star of the game," he said. "For them to go out there and get three power play goals for us, especially when the power play hasn't been all that great, for them to do that, hopefully they gain some confidence."

Niklas Kronwall had two assists. Brunner set up the first goal, giving him three points in the last two games and indicating he's coming out of his second-half dry spell. Filppula, too, had as good a game as he's had all season, taking the puck to the net and for a change, shooting more than passing.

"It was a good win," Filppula said. "I think we played well."

Even with so much at stake, Howard said that, "for me, it's just about going out there and having fun. You don't want to put too much pressure on yourself in these situations. You have to stay loose."