DETROIT -- Even when Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang aren't in town, it's still a rivalry game for the Detroit Red Wings.
The Wings needed overtime but were able to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, Sunday night at Little Caesars Arena.
Tyler Bertuzzi, Anthony Mantha and Madison Bowey (overtime winner) scored for the Wings. Dylan Larkin, making his preseason debut, had two assists.
Brian Dumoulin and Jared McCann (power play) scored for the Penguins.
Detroit goaltender Jonathan Bernier made 32 saves in his first full game of the exhibition season.
Pittsburgh goalie Tristan Jarry had 23 saves.
Up next for the Wings is a trip to New York to face the Islanders Monday night.
The Penguins' next game is Wednesday when they welcome the Wings to Pittsburgh.
1. Madison Bowey: Early in the second period, Bowey fired a shot on net that caromed out and ended up hitting a couple of players. The goal was initially given to Bowey but was eventually changed to Bertuzzi, with Bowey and Larkin getting the assists. Bowey then assisted on Mantha's goal a few minutes later. But it was in overtime that Bowey finally got his goal back. Larkin made the play happen, winning the face-off and taking the puck into the zone before finding Bowey in the left circle for the one-timer. Bowey finished with 31 shifts for 22:56, one second off the ice time lead of Larkin and Moritz Seider, had three shots, three hits and was a team-best plus-3.
Quotable: "Started up with the defensive zone draw that was won by Larks. He did a great job moving the puck up the ice single-handedly and kind of draw a lot of guys to him in the O-zone and I was lucky enough to find the open ice and he made a great play and all I had to do was finish it off. So that was a great play on his part and I'm happy that we could help out and get the win. For sure, you see this camp a lot of great young players. It's been a lot of competition throughout these last few weeks and I think it's just going to keep on improving. I think that's just a big focus for whoever steps up will have that ice time and get the minutes you deserve. That's big moving forward, making sure we all build off our games and I'm focused on playing a solid, two-way game." -- Bowey
Quotable II: "That was obviously a great one-timer there at the end so that's awesome. My understanding in Washington is he needed to learn to be really, really good defensively and then start to add the offense. Where sometimes you come into the league and you were an offensive player in junior, you give up a lot by trying to create offense and then you don't end up in the lineup. So my message to him is make sure you earn trust. The way you earn trust is by making sure you don't give up a whole bunch and then slowly start to add your offense back into your game that you had in junior. That's what he's working towards." -- Wings coach Jeff Blashill
Quotable III: "He's a big, strong defenseman, he's not afraid to throw his weight around. He's got great offensive instincts and you saw that on his goal and on his couple assists. It was a great game for him. He's one of those guys that has a long stick and he's so smart positionally that you always find that he's open and available for pucks." -- Larkin
2. Anthony Mantha: Mantha was the only member of his line to emerge from training camp unscathed as both Larkin and Bertuzzi were a little "tweaked." Mantha played in his first exhibition game Friday night against the Islanders at Little Caesars Arena. Mantha got off a shot that Islanders goaltender Christopher Gibson never saw for his first goal of the preseason. Mantha's second was not much different as he unleashed his shot from the right circle that was in and out of the net quickly enough that it took a minute to register at 4:23 of the second. Moritz Seider and Bowey picked up the assists. Mantha finished with 25 shifts for 19:55, tied Larkin for the team lead with four shots, had two hits, two giveaways and was plus-1.
Quotable: "He looks great. I think his confidence is high right now. He's one of those guys that finds a couple in the season; people call it what it is in preseason but these games are real games, there's good players out there and good goalies and he's shooting it harder than I've ever seen him shoot it. He look like he's dangerous whenever he's shooting it and he's fun to play with and his confidence is high right now and that's good for our team." -- Larkin
Quotable II: "For me, he was playing great and then he hurt his hand there and then he came back, it took a little bit and then he was playing great at the end and he played great in the world championships and I expect him to have a great year. I thought he skated good tonight, was great on the track a couple times. He can shoot it and I think he's understanding that he knows himself in terms of self-belief that he can be a real high-end scorer. So hopefully he can stay hot here." -- Blashill
3. Dylan Larkin: Although Larkin was playing in just his first preseason game due to needing a little time to recover from a minor heel injury he had prior to training camp, he did not appear to miss a beat. Larkin's speed and skating looked to be just fine as he drove the play, particularly as he got deeper into the game. Larkin assisted on Bertuzzi's early second-period goal and then provided the bulk of the overtime heroics that led to Bowey's game-winner at 2:58. Larkin finished with 30 shifts, tying Seider for a team-high 22:57, tied Mantha for the team lead in shots with four, had two hits, was 13-for-21 in face-offs and was plus-2.
Quotable: "I actually felt pretty good. We've been battling in practice and I've been up and down the sheet. Felt good to be out there with the guys and my legs felt good after the first. But it's always your first game and I think I have way better but it was good to get the win and have some production from our line. It was timing. Face-offs and pucks around the boards. There's guys coming at you. Even though you battle in practice, it's a lot of moving parts out there, so just timing. It'll come. I felt better as the game went on. It was fun to be out there again." -- Larkin
Quotable II: "Better and better as the game went along. Obviously made an unreal play at the end there but I thought he got better and better as the game went along. He practiced so hard that it doesn't surprise me that he's able to kind of hit the ground running without playing much before this. It was good to have him back out there." -- Blashill