Gustavsson starts the second game of the back-to-back for Detroit.
Gustavsson stopped 37 of 38 shots in a win over the Senators last Thursday. The Red Wings are coming off of a disappointing OT loss to the Avs last night, so Gustavsson will look to right the ship tonight vs. the Devils. The Wings blew a third period lead against New Jersey on Tuesday, they will look to finish things out with two points tonight with 'The Monster' between the pipes.
Gustavsson starts the second game of the back-to-back.
Gustavsson stopped all eight shots before departing with dizziness vs. the Canucks on Feb. 3. 'The Monster' is 13-4-3 with a 2.55 GAA .911 SV% this season. Tonight marks his second start against the Senators this season, he stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 4-2 win in December.
Gustavsson gave up five goals on 28 shots in a 5-0 loss to the Flyers on Tuesday. 'The Monster' finished January with a 2-1-1 record, 3.36 GAA and .893 SV%. He has not been great as of late, but draws a good matchup tonight vs. a Canucks team who have lost three in a row.
Gustavsson allowed four goals on 37 shots in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Panthers on Sunday. Despite Jimmy Howard being activated on Monday, 'The Monster' will make his fourth straight starts will Howie gets some more rest. He will need to be in top-form tonight with the Red Wings without Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen and Henrik Zetterberg vs. the Flyers.
Gustavsson stopped 30 of 31 shots in a 4-1 win over the Canadiens on Friday. That is two in a row for 'The Monster' while posting a 2.40 GAA and .924 SV%. He enters Sunday's contest 13-3-2 with a 2.39 GAA and .916 SV% this season and 1-1-0 vs. the Panthers.
Gustavsson did not look all that comfortable in his first start in nearly a month, but he stopped 31 of 35 shots in regulation and OT including four of six shootout attempts in Wednesday's 5-4 shootout win. Friday he faces a Habs team who have lost three of their last four while being outscored 16-10.
It will be Gustavsson's first start since December 28. He stopped 30 of 33 shots in a win over the Panthers that night, but missed the next nine games with a groin injury. On Wednesday he will be in tough with the Blackhawks in town, but he could be the Wings starter for the foreseeable future with Jimmy Howard possibly out for at least one week.
Babcock said Gustavsson not dressing tomorrow due to sore groin.
The groin injury may open the door for Jimmy Howard to return to the Detroit net. While he's provided consistent goaltending up to this point, the severity of the groin injury could put his fantasy value at risk.
Gustavsson surrendered four goals on 23 shots in a 5-4 shootout win over the Maple Leafs last Saturday. He was slated to start on Monday but was a late scratch due to a flare up of an ongoing groin issue. He will face the Panthers for the second time this season, in the first he stopped 35 of 37 in 2-1 loss early in December.
Gustavsson gave up four goals on 23 shots in a 5-4 shootout win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. It was not the best outing, but The Monster made a save of the year type of save that kept the Red Wings in contention. He will man the crease again tonight with the Islanders in Detroit.