The Senators retired Alfredsson's No. 11 before the game. The 20,011 fans, making it the first sellout of the season, kept the celebration going as they cheered for their former captain -- and also a former Red Wing -- at the 11:11 mark of every period.
"The crowd was into it and we had energy in the building to get us going," Senators captain Erik Karlsson said. "We started pretty good and as the game went on again we started throwing pucks away and kept standing still and they played with possession for most part of the second half of the game."
"We have to be like this every game whether it's home or away," Tatar said. "We played really good, really responsible in every zone and we just played good hockey."
Jared Coreau, who was born just outside Ottawa and grew up cheering for the Senators fan, made 26 saves.
"I thought it was (Coreau's) best game that he's played for us of the three," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "I thought he looked the most calm, I thought he looked the most compact. He made big saves in the first when they were pushing. Obviously, he gave up the one at the end of the first, but he made big saves up until that point so I thought he did a real good job."
Tatar teamed with Alfredsson with the Red Wings.
"I'm really, really happy for him," Tatar said. "He's a great guy, great leader and a great player and he taught me a lot, too. He's a humble guy and he deserves it for sure."
The Red Wings tied it at 2 midway through the second period when Henrik Zetterberg fed Tatar a stretch pass to send him alone to beat Condon.
Red Wings: At Toronto on Sunday.
Senators: At Washington on Sunday night.