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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 13 Days

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.

Jimmy Howard G DET 14 Days

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

Incredibly, the game will be the first Howard has ever played in Wells Fargo Center, despite having 329 NHL appearances under his belt. Philadelphia has been a house of horrors for the Red Wings for quite some time, as the Red Wings haven't been able to claim a win in the city since Game 2 of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals. Much of those struggles predate both Howard and the current iteration of the Flyers, who appear to have fallen out of the Eastern Conference playoff race due to a recent offensive drought. With that in mind, Howard probably makes for an effective lineup choice Saturday, despite what the Red Wings' history might suggest.

Jimmy Howard G DET 14 Days

Howard gave up three goals on 26 shots Thursday in a loss to the Blue Jackets.

In this battle of Red vs. Blue, Blue came out on top. Howard's been pretty inconsistent of late -- he's posted sub-.900 save marks four times in his last five appearances. But his rate stats remain fairly strong, and playing for the Wings often puts goalies in good position to win.

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Howard will be in net Thursday against Columbus, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Howard stopped 36 shots in a comeback win against Edmonton on Monday and was rewarded with another start. He remains entrenched in the starter job, with a 20-9-9 record to go with a 2.25 goals against average.

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Howard stopped 36 of 38 shots in Monday's 5-2 win over the Oilers.

After a bad outing in his last start, Howard bounced back to allow two goals or less for the third time in his last four starts. Coach Mike Babcock had been rotating between Howard and Jonas Gustavsson over the past nine games, but with the latter experiencing concussion-like symptoms, Howard should be able to reclaim a more regular role in net.

Jimmy Howard G DET 18 Days

Howard will start Monday's game against the Oilers, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.

With Jonas Gustavsson injured on Sunday, the Wings have recalled Petr Mrazek to back up Howard, who relieved Gustavsson in the third period of Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Bruins.

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Howard entered in the third period of Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Bruins, allowing one goal on seven shots.

Howard came on in relief of the Jonas Gustavsson after he surrendered four goals in two periods and suffered an unspecified injury. Coach Mike Babcock indicated that Gustavsson's injury was serious enough to recall Petr Mrazek, so Howard should be back in the crease with more regularity after starting just four of the last eight contests.

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Howard was lit up to the tune of four goals on 23 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Flames on Friday. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.

Ouch. Just one game removed from a one-goal, 39-save gem against the Rangers, Howard turned in a major stinker in this one. He's still the undisputed started in Motown and owns very good ratios (.917 save percentage, 2.25 GAA), but owners are going to need him to shape up down the stretch to prevent backup Jonas Gustavsson from taking some of his crease time.

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Howard confirmed that he will start Friday's game against the Flames, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Coming off a fantastic showing against the Rangers on Wednesday, Howard draws a Calgary team that played an overtime game Thursday night. Howard hasn't lost a game in regulation since Feb. 16, and he'll be heavily favored Friday night.