Jimmy Howard G DET 2 days ago

Howard stopped 15 of 16 shots in relief of Petr Mrazek in Sunday's loss to the Islanders.

While Mrazek gave up four goals on 11 shots, it was Howard who was stuck with the loss, dropping his record to 21-13-10 on the season. Mrazek has been gaining some traction of late, but it remains unclear if the Wings will continue to ride the 23-year-old. While Howard's .911 save percentage is lacking, he's shown he can win games and remains a reliable fantasy option when he gets the nod.

Jimmy Howard G DET 5 days ago

Howard was pulled from Thursday's loss to San Jose after giving up three goals on 10 shots in the first period.

The struggles continue for Howard, who's got five losses in his last six starts and rightfully deserved a fifth Thursday, though backup Petr Mrazek was stuck with it instead. Over the course of those six games, Howard has given up a brutal 21 goals.

Jimmy Howard G DET 5 days ago

Howard will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Sharks, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Howard was unexpectedly savaged by the porous Coyotes attack his last time out Tuesday, surrendering five goals on 22 shots to take the overtime loss. The slip up was even more surprising after he held two of the league's more powerful offenses in the Blues and Lightning to a combined three goals in his preceding two starts. While that type of inconsistency can be frustrating, fantasy owners shouldn't shy away from Howard just yet. He'll still make for a reliable play on most occasions.

Jimmy Howard G DET 1 week ago

Howard was tagged for five goals on just 22 shots Tuesday in an overtime loss to the Coyotes.

A brutal outing for Howard against one of the league's worst attacks, and it's the second time in his last four starts that he's been blown up, as he gave up seven to the Flyers (another bad team) just 10 days prior. Howard's been stuck with the loss in four of his last five outings, but backup Petr Mrazek's own inconsistencies may help the veteran maintain the status quo.

Jimmy Howard G DET 1 week ago

Howard will start Tuesday's game against the Coyotes, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Howard ended a three-game losing streak Sunday against St. Louis, turning away 23-of-24 shots in a 2-1 overtime victory. He'll draw a more favorable matchup Tuesday evening, against an ice-cold Phoenix team that ranks 29th in goals scored per game (2.0).

Jimmy Howard G DET 1 week ago

Howard turned aside 23 of 24 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blues.

It was a nice bounce back outing for Howard as he had lost three straight while allowing 12 goals in that span. It was a rough stretch for the 30-year-old, but he appears to have snapped out of the funk as he's surrendered just three goals since being benched for two straight following last week's seven-goal performance. Howard figures to remain the main option in net during the final stretch run of the season.

Jimmy Howard G DET 1 week ago

Howard will start in goal Sunday against the Blues, Ansar Khan of MLive Media Group reports.

Howard receivied a couple nights off following a game against the Flyers in which he allowed seven goals on 36 shots. Despite allowing just two goals on 31 shots to the Lightning on Friday, Howard took the loss again, making it three straight and four of the last five in which he started. He'll get another go again Sunday, looking to snap his skid between the pipes.

Jimmy Howard G DET 2 weeks ago

Howard gave up two goals on 31 shots in Friday's loss to the Lightning.

Howard has now lost three straight games, dropping his record to 20-12-9 on the season. While he's been struggling of late, the 30-year-old still owns an impressive .914 save percentage and 2.37 GAA on the season. While Petr Mrazek may be the goalie of the future, Howard is the man in Detroit right now, so keep him rolling.

Jimmy Howard G DET 2 weeks ago

Howard will start Friday's game in Tampa Bay, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Petr Mrazek will handle Thursday's game against the Panthers, with Detroit saving Howard for the more difficult matchup. Howard gave up seven goals in his last start, and the Red Wings may want him to get some extra rest down the stretch.

Jimmy Howard G DET 2 weeks ago

Howard was victimized for a whopping seven goals on 36 shots in an embarrassing 7-2 loss to the Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Yuck. The rowdy confines of Wells Fargo Center were far from kind to Howard on this day. Aside from wins against Edmonton and an impressive 39-save victory over the Rangers, he's actually been quite bad lately, allowing a combined 14 goals in three starts -- all of which were losses. Backup Petr Mrazek is the confirmed starter for Sunday's tilt against Pittsburgh, so if he's able to put forth a solid performance, look for Howard to potentially ride the pine for a few games given his recent struggles.