Howard will now start for the Red Wings because Jonas Gustavsson aggravated his groin.
After losing five straight the Red Wings got the performance they needed last night from Howard. He posted a 33-save shutout and looked great all night. He out-dueled Vezina front-runner Pekka Rinne, leading the Red Wings to a 4-0 win. He was supposed to have today off but with Gustavsson re-injuring his groin it will be Howie back between the pipes vs. a good Canucks team.