Jonas Hiller made a career-high 59 saves, and Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Pronger and Ryan Carter also scored for the Ducks in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal.
Game 3 is Tuesday night in Anaheim.
Chris Osgood stopped 42 shots, and Brad Stuart, Mikael Samuelsson and Johan Franzen scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings, who lost for the first time in six postseason games.
Marchant carried the puck up the middle of ice, made a move to slip into open space in the left circle and flicked a wrist shot past Osgood. The Ducks have won five straight playoff games against Detroit in overtime, winning twice after regulation two years ago in the Western Conference finals en route to the Stanley Cup title. Hurricanes 3, Bruins 0
Carolina holds off Boston
BOSTON - Cam Ward made 36 saves for his second playoff shutout in four games, Boston star Zdeno Chara's bad pass led to Matt Cullen's short-handed goal, and Carolina held off Boston to tie the Eastern Conference series 1-1.
Joe Corvo also scored, and Eric Staal added an empty-net goal with 28 seconds left.
Boston goalie Tim Thomas' winning streak ended at 11 games, including the last six of the regular season. He finished with 22 saves.
Game 3 is Wednesday night in Raleigh, N.C.