Ted Kulfan: The Tigers' bullpen certainly never did get it going. The Lions' quarterback appears to be finding himself and might be leading his team to bigger things. It's too early to tell.

And the Red Wings' goalie? So far, so real good.

Those three positions are the most talked about and pressurized in Detroit sports. And, at least with Howard, early in this season, he appears to be back at the level he enjoyed before last season, when his play slipped.

Howard was downright fantastic, even in a 2-1 overtime loss Tuesday.

Gregg Krupa: The Red Wings played well enough to win, for most of game. But a letdown in the third period and overtime led to the loss. But, it's one point on the road, in the division.