Tonight, the Red Wings square up with the St. Louis Blues in a crucial Central Division battle.
A quarter of the way through this abbreviated season, the Red Wings have undergone many changes and have experienced many things.
For one, they have dealt with injuries—in particular to a defense that is suspect.
They have also needed to lean on Jimmy Howard too much, potentially wearing him out for a postseason run.
Yet they have won three-straight games and they look solid as a group some 12 games in.
It surely will be a test to see if the team still is a dominant force in the Central Division and Western Conference.
Here are five things to look forward to in tonight's contest.