Gustavsson will get his third start in the last four games. Even though Jimmy Howard recorded a shutout vs. the Islanders on Friday, 'The Monster' will go tomorrow. Howard has struggled vs. the Senators so it makes sense that Mike Babcock would go to Gustavsson who is 6-0-1 with a 2.17 GAA and .927 SV%.
Gustavsson stopped 21 of 22 shots in a win over the Sabres on Sunday. 'The Monster' has played well when called upon this season. He currently sits at 5-0-1 with a 2.35 GAA and .926 SV%. According to Mike Babcock there is no goalie controversy in Detroit, just Jimmy Hoawrd needs some rest to re-group.
Gustavsson stopped 24 of 27 shots to earn the victory on Thursday vs. Carolina. It was not "The Monster's" best game, but it was enough to record his fourth win of the season. Tonight he will lead a shorthanded Wings squad into Buffalo to take on the 5-18-1 Sabres. He could be a perfect Sunday spot start.
The Detroit Red Wings placed goaltender Jonas Gustvasson on short-term injured reserve (seven-day minimum) Friday due to his sore neck, general manager Ken Holland said.
Gustavsson would have started tonight vs. Edmonton had he been healthy, instead Petr Mrazek will make his first NHL start of the season. The Red Wings do not have another back-to-back until November 15 and 16, so expect Jimmy Howard to make at least the next four or five starts.
Gustavsson makes his third straight start tonight.
Gustavsson has filled in admirably in Jimmy Howard's (hand) absence. He won both of his back-to-back, stopping 64 of 67 (.955 SV%) shots. He will try to hand the Avalanche their first loss tonight, while Howard will get some more time to heal.
Gustavsson was a surprise starter and under difficult circumstances he played very well. In his first start of the season, he stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 3-2 win over the Bruins. He will start at home tonight vs. Columbus.
This is Gustavsson's first start since March 13th when he was lit up for five goals on 22 shots. He gets the call tonight after Jimmy Howard had a great weekend. Howard went 2-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .971 SV% vs. the Ducks on Friday and Sunday. Gustavsson has a good matchup against a Coyotes team who have lost five straight.
Jimmy Howard has the flu and did not practice this morning so Gustavsson will be between the pipes tonight against the Flames. He allowed three goals on 24 shots in his last start vs. the Blue Jackets. Gustavsson has a good matchup vs. the Flames so he could make for a good spot start.
Gustavsson will give Jimmy Howard the night off after three great games in a row from Howard. Gustavsson played very well in his last outing stopping 25 of 26 (.962 SV%) shots that he faced in a 2-1 win over San Jose. He has a great matchup tomorrow against Columbus.