The Red Wings received a scare midway in the second period of their 5-3 win Friday night when the St. Louis Blues' Patrik Berglund slammed into goaltender Jimmy Howard on a rush, leaving Howard wincing for a few minutes.
Howard skated to the bench at the next timeout and met with trainer Piet Van Zant and appeared to shake off the injury as the period progressed. It seems Howard was hit in a vulnerable area in the lower body. "Just unfortunate I sort of got stuck in the lower region," said Howard, who made 23 saves for his win. "It took about 10 minutes for it to settle down."