Detroit's Johan Franzen connected early in the third to tie the game at 1 and set up overtime.
Howard, who has started all five of Detroit's games, made 25 saves.
The Blackhawks started 5-0 in 1971-72 -- Hall of Famer Bobby Hull's final season in Chicago -- and matched it on Saturday night with a 3-2 win in Columbus.
SHARKS 4, CANUCKS 1
Marleau scored two goals in each of the first four games of the season, becoming the first NHL player do pull of that trick since 1917.
Alexandre Burrows scored for the Canucks, who had a three-game unbeaten streak end. Cory Schneider also stopped 23 shots.
Ryan Clowe tied a Sharks record with eight penalties, all in the first two periods, and a career-high 35 penalty minutes. The game became feisty even before the drop of the puck as Clowe and Burrows got into it at center ice and it remained that way.
JETS 5, ISLANDERS 4, OT
Alexei Ponikarovsky, Bryan Little, Dustin Byfuglien and Alexander Burmistrov also scored for Winnipeg (3-1-1), which was down 4-2 midway through the third period. The Jets have now won three games in a row.
BLUES 5, WILD 4, OT
ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Sobotka scored from close range at 2:16 of overtime to give St. Louis a victory.
St. Louis is 5-1, its best start since winning seven of its first eight in 1997-98. Coming off a 4-3 victory in Dallas on Saturday night, the Blues improved to 3-0 at home.
Minnesota's Dany Heatley forced the overtime, tying it at 4 when he batted the puck out of the air with 4:08 left in regulation for his fourth goal of the season. The Wild have lost three straight.
CAPITALS 3, SABRES 2
WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season, and Washington became the last NHL team to get a win.
After a fruitless first week, Ovechkin found the net with a one-timer from the left circle on a power play with 14:49 remaining in the game. Joel Ward had a goal and an assist, John Erskine also scored, and Michal Neuvirth made 22 saves for the Capitals, who had opened with four consecutive losses for the first time since the 1993-94 season.
PENGUINS 2, SENATORS 1, SO
Neal also scored in regulation to help the Penguins snap a two-game skid.
Craig Anderson made 33 saves for the Senators, while Fleury stopped 31 shots.
CANADIENS 4, DEVILS 3, OT
Markov was at the edge of the crease and lifted the rebound of Rene Bourque's shot off the end boards into an open side for his fourth goal. Brendan Gallagher scored his first NHL goal and linemate Brandon Prust got his first with the Canadiens. Ryan White also scored for Montreal.
LIGHTNING 5, FLYERS 1
The Lightning continued their season-long domination of the third period -- outscoring opponents 13-1 -- with goals by Hedman and Stamkos.
Sean Couturier scored for the Flyers.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Bruins' Bartkowski gets game misconduct for hit
- Canucks' Hansen expected to be OK after hit
- Pouliot scores in debut as Pens top Panthers
- Isles rally late, tally 3 in 3rd to stun Lightning