DETROIT -- The Chicago Blackhawks were the more desperate team and it showed.
Battling for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, the defending Stanley Cup champions took control from the opening faceoff and led 3-0 just 8:45 into the game.
"Obviously, they are already in the playoffs and we don't have sure playoffs. We had the energy," said Hossa, a former Red Wing. "It seemed like we took the momentum right from the beginning."
"We got down 4-0. I don't know if we ever got playing," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.
The teams will finish the regular season Sunday with a rematch in Chicago.
"Either way, we'll have to get on a roll from here and play a good game on Sunday," Campbell said.
Meanwhile, the Red Wings -- who have been inconsistent, particularly at home -- have one last game to try and create momentum for the playoffs.
"We're trying to figure it out," Danny Cleary said. "Figuring out what we can be doing differently."
Seabrook opened the scoring just 27 seconds into the game when he put in a one-time shot from the bottom of the right circle. It was Seabrook's eighth goal.
Smith made it 2-0, at 6:07. After Kane knocked the puck away from Valtteri Filppula in the high slot area, it went right to Smith between the hashmarks and he beat Howard for his first career goal.
Campbell's fifth goal, at 8:45, made it 3-0. He moved in from the right circle, made a move past Howard and slid the puck into the empty net.
"We came out and gave a great effort. All four lines were generating a lot of chances," Blackhawks' captain Jonathan Toews said. "You get a lead that early, you can sometimes think they're going to throw in the towel. But they're not that kind of team. We did a good job to stay with it."
Hossa scored on the power play 6:44 into the second period. It was his 25th goal.
Miller put Detroit on the scoreboard with 22 seconds left in the middle period with his ninth goal. Miller tipped Johan Franzen's pass past Crawford.
Holmstrom's 17th goal came with 1:20 left.
|Brian Campbell (51) is a little faster to the puck than Jakub Kindl (4) for Chicago's third goal. (Getty Images)|
|Chicago (44-28-9) «||3||1||0||4|
|27.0||- Brent Seabrook (8), Snap Shot. Assist: Sharp, Hossa|
|06:07||- Ben Smith (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Kane|
|08:45||- Brian Campbell (5), Backhand Shot. Assist: Frolik, Kane|
|06:44||Power Play - Marian Hossa (25), Snap Shot. Assist: Seabrook, Crawford|
|19:38||- Drew Miller (9), Tip-In. Assist: Franzen, Abdelkader|
|18:40||- Tomas Holmstrom (17), Backhand Shot. Assist: Ericsson, Stuart|
|13:02||Sharp, 2 min, Cross-Checking|
|06:01||Salei, 2 min, Hooking|
|16:08||Stalberg, 2 min, Hooking|
|Shots On Goal|
|Attendance - 20066|
|Referees - Stephen Walkom, Chris Lee|
|Linesmen - Scott Cherrey, Steve Miller|