The top spot on the "three stars" list from the game Friday was pretty clear. After that, well, there were plenty of players who could have made the list. But in all, just three made the list. It's called "three stars" for a reason.
Less than four weeks removed from setting the Tigers' strikeout record, Anibal Sanchez came within two outs of making history again.
Joe Mauer singled with one out in the ninth to break up Sanchez's bid for a second career no-hitter.
With a 3-1 lead in the series the Red Wings have three chances to eliminate the Blackhawks and move on to the Western Conference Finals but they'd like to do it as soon as possible to avoid letting Chicago build any momentum.
Could Tigers ace Justin Verlander be tipping his pitches? Manager Jim Leyland certainly didn't dismiss the possibility Friday afternoon.
Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, with the last change, must avoid having Toews on the ice against Henrik Zetterberg in Game 5.
Former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young refused to speak during his court appearance on Friday.
Bush has averaged 7.9 yards on 98 punt returns in his career, bringing back four for touchdowns.
Cabrera is one of those rare talents who can hit a pitch thrown just about anywhere for a home run. Drew Sheppard of Fangraphs shows just how versatile Cabrera is in an overlap video of Cabrera hitting six balls out of the strike zone for home runs.
Torii Hunter is not in the starting lineup, so Garcia is taking his place in the field and Infante his spot in the lineup. Don Kelly is starting in center field.
Star forward's agent said he and Red Wings general manager Ken Holland will discuss Datsyuk's future after the playoffs.
Whether an 11th-hour candidate could emerge to challenge the perceived preferred candidates in Pistons' coaching search, and the target with No. 8 overall pick, are focus of this week's Q-and-A with MLive Media Group Pistons beat writer David Mayo.