Howard allowed two goals on 36 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday. Howie looked unbeatable through 56 minutes, but Alex Galchyuk tied it up with 3:09 left. He is 2-1-2 with a 1.77 GAA and .937 SV% in his first five starts, but draws a tough matchup tonight vs. the Penguins.
After missing Saturday's game, Howard will return to the Wings' cage on Tuesday vs. Montreal. He allowed a single goal on 24 shots in a 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs in his last start. Howie has started the season 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .934 SV%---he was 1-1-0 against the Canadiens last year.
Howard (groin) says he is good to start on Tuesday.
After sitting out Saturday's game to nurse a groin injury, it looks like Howard will start on Tuesday vs. the Habs, but the Red Wings have not confirmed that yet. This is good news for the Red Wings and Howard owners because he is off to a great start to the season.
Howard (groin) is on the ice for the Red Wings' practice on Monday.
Howard was placed on 48-hour goalie IR which allowed the team to recall Petr Mrazek to backup Jonas Gustavsson on Saturday night. Mrazek was reassigned to Grand Rapids this morning and Howie is practicing, so it looks like he is good to go and could start on Tuesday vs. Montreal. Howard is 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .934 SV% in four starts.
Howard has been placed on 48 hour goalie IR with a sore groin.
Howard stopped 23 of 24 shots in the Wings 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs last night, but must have suffered some type of groin injury in the process. The move to 48 hour goalie IR allowed the Red Wings to recall Petr Mrazek to backup Jonas Gustavsson tonight vs. Toronto. Howard is eligible to return on Tuesday.
Howard was excellent on Wednesday, stopping 37 of 39 shots in the Red Wings' 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins. He has a great 1.95 GAA and .927 SV% to go with his 1-0-2 record in the early part of the season. Howie was 2-0-1 with a 1.95 GAA and .930 SV% against the Leafs last year.
Howard allowed three goals on 26 shots, including a last minute goal to Ryan Getzlaf, as the Red Wings dropped their first game of the year, 3-2 to Anaheim on Saturday. Howie looked good despite the heartbreaking loss and should make for a nice start against a Bruins team he has already beaten this season and who are struggling to find twine.
Howard will make his second straight start tonight vs. Anaheim.
Howard was not very busy on opening night. He allowed a goal on the first shot of the game, but closed the door for the rest of the night. He finished the night with 16 saves in the Red Wings 2-1 win over the Bruins. He draws another terrible matchup tonight vs. the Ducks.
Howard had an excellent preseason posting a 1.90 GAA and .943 SV% in three outings. He has said that he is feeling as good as he ever has to start a season and that is great news for the Red Wings, who will need Howie to bounce-back from a disappointing 2013-14. The Red Wings are a young team, but Mike Babcock has them playing a puck possession style that limits chances at the Red Wings' net--thus helping Howard.
Howard likely to start the Red Wings season opener vs. Boston.
Howard had an excellent preseason posting a 1.90 GAA and .943 SV% in three outings. He has said that he is feeling as good as he ever has to start and that is great news for the Red Wings, who will need Howie to bounce-back from a disappointing 2013-14. The Red Wings are a young team, but Mike Babcock has them playing a puck possession style that limits chances at the Red Wings' net--thus helping Howard.
Howard did not start the year well, but he sure finished it well and enters the playoffs playing his best hockey of the season. He won 21 games with a 2.66 GAA and .910 SV%, but comes into Friday having won four of his last five while holding opponents to just two goes in each game. He is not Tuukka Rask, but if he can be close, the Red Wings have a shot.
Howard gave up two goals on 19 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday. The loss and Columbus' win last night guarantees the Wings will play Boston in the first-round of the playoffs. He will start in the season finale this afternoon in St. Louis. Howie was pulled after allowing three goals on 25 shots in the first 30 minutes in their first meeting--but that will not be the Blues team he faces tonight.
Howard turned aside 25 of 27 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Sabres. He has won each of his last four starts while holding the opposition to two goals in each contest and posting a .929 SV%. Howie has brought his game to another level in the final month of the season and appears ready to try and carry the Red Wings into the post-season, much like he did last season. They have clinched a playoff spot, now games are about who they will face--Boston or Pittsburgh? Pick your poison.
Howard stopped 21 of 23 shots in a win over the Sabres of Friday. Howie has now won three in a row with a 2.00 GAA and .929 SV%. Tonight, he is a must-start as he goes up against the Sabres again. Detroit's magic number is 3, so a win tonight all but assures the playoffs for the 23rd straight season.