Jimmy Howard G DET 5 Days
Jimmy Howard experienced a few struggles Wednesday as he and the Red Wings were beaten by Philadelphia by a score of 6-3.
The score is inflated due to an empty-new marker by the Flyers, but the fact remains that Howard allowed five goals on 33 shots, including five consecutive after the Wings had taken a 3-1 second period lead. His record falls to 6-8-6 with the loss while his GAA is now 2.70 and his save percentage is .909.
Jimmy Howard G DET 10 Days
Despite shutting out the Islanders on Friday, Jimmy Howard will not be in goal Sunday against the Senators.
Jonas Gustavsson will get the start against the Senators, while Howard will be in goal Wednesday against the Flyers. It may take a few more solid games by Howard to regain sole possession of the Red Wings' starting goalie job.
Jimmy Howard G DET 11 Days
Jimmy Howard will start Friday against the New York Islanders.
Jonas Gustavsson played in Detroit's last two games and he won them both in impressive fashion. "I understand it," said Howard, who is winless in his last seven outings. "Gus deserves to play. He's been one of our best players this season. I just have to go out there and play my game." Gustavsson is projected to play Sunday against Ottawa.
Jimmy Howard G DET 13 Days
Although Jimmy Howard's recent struggles have led to him getting less playing time, the Red Wings still firmly regard him as the team's starter.
Howard has only played in two of Detroit's last five games and he won't get the start on Wednesday. He hasn't won a game since Nov. 1. "Let's be clear, we'll go as far as Howie takes us," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "He's an elite goalie who it hasn't gone as good as he'd like to lately. We'll give him a breather to work with Jimmy (Bedard, Red Wings goaltender coach)."
Jimmy Howard G DET 14 Days
Coach Mike Babcock is confident that Jimmy Howard will get back on track.
"We think Howie is a star and we expect him to be that each and every night," Babcock said. "All you have to do is look at our team record and it hasn't gone as good for him. But we're all in that together. When you're real organized in your own zone, it's a lot easier for your goaltender to play real well. But I also think when you start pressing as an athlete and you're worrying about things you shouldn't be worrying about, things don't go your way. Trust yourself, trust your teammates do your own job." Howard hasn't won a game in his last seven outings (0-4-3). His save percentage has dropped to .908 and his goals-against average has increased to 2.72. The Wings don't play again until Wednesday so Howard has some time to recollect himself before getting back in the cage.
Jimmy Howard G DET 17 Days
Jimmy Howard will be back in goal against the Senators Saturday night.
He is coming off a 2-0 loss to Nashville Tuesday. Jonas Gustavsson started Thursday against the Hurricanes to give Howard, who was battling the flu a night off. Howard is 3-1-0 with a 3.71 GAA, .885 save percentage in four career starts against Ottawa.
Jimmy Howard G DET 20 Days
Life didn't get much better for Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
They lost 2-0 to the Nashville Predators tonight. He allowed two goals on 25 shots, losing six straight games (0-4-2). His 5-6-6 record is frustrating, as it could very well be 11-6-0 with better work after regulation.