Red Wings beat Senators 5-3 in opener
Todd Bertuzzi, Nicklas Lidstrom, Jiri Hudler and Ian White also scored for Detroit and Drew Miller had two assists. Jimmy Howard made 29 saves.
Milan Michalek scored twice, and Filip Kuba added a goal for Ottawa. Jason Spezza had two assists, and Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots.
It was Paul MacLean's first game as the Senators' head coach after six seasons as an assistant coach with the Red Wings.
Bertuzzi scored Detroit's first goal of the season, connecting with 3:01 left in the first period. He scored on a breakaway from the Ottawa blue line after taking a pass up the middle from Darren Helm.
The Red Wings added three goals in the second period to take a 4-0 lead.
Lidstrom made it 2-0 just 1:39 into the period when the Detroit captain capitalized on Chris Phillips' turnover, moved in from the left circle and beat Anderson after a couple of moves.
Emmerton and Hudler scored 58 seconds apart in the middle of the period. Emmerton poked in Drew Miller's pass at 9:40 and Hudler put a backhand shot past Anderson at 10:38, after taking a lead pass from Pavel Datsyuk.
White added his first goal in his first game with Detroit, 3:12 into the third period. Michalek spoiled Howard's shutout bid when Spezza's shot deflected off of Michalek and past Howard 5:49 into the third.
Michalek's second goal came on the power play, 8:20 into the third period. Kuba added another power-play goal with 1:31 left.
Notes: There was a tribute to former Detroit assistant coach and player Brad McCrimmon, former Red Wings defenseman Ruslan Salei and former Detroit goalie prospect Stefan Liv before the game. They died in the Russian plane crash that wiped out the Locomotiv Yaroslavl team in early September. McCrimmon's wife, daughter and son were presented Red Wings "McCrimmon 2" jerseys and flowers by Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg and Datsyuk. The team will wear a patch with their initials throughout the season. ... Lidstrom -- beginning his 20th season -- played his 1,495th game, tying him with Phil Housley for 15th in NHL history and fifth in among defensemen. ... Red Wings D Niklas Kronwall replaced the retired Kris Draper as the team's third alternate captain. Kronwall will rotate wearing the "A" with Datsyuk and Zetterberg. ... Ottawa C Peter Regin didn't play because of a shoulder injury. ... C Mika Zibanejad, the Senators' first-round pick last June, made his NHL debut. ... Detroit D Mike Commodore missed the game because of a knee injury.