Jimmy Howard
G DET
2 days ago

Howard will start in goal against host Ottawa on Thursday, Callum Fraser of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Howard reportedly will be countered by another veteran in Craig Anderson, as the team attempts to nail down its fifth consecutive win. Howard is 6-5-2 with a 2.69 GAA and .920 save percentage, and now he gets to face a Senators team that has gone 3-5-2 in its past 10 games.

Jimmy Howard
G DET
4 days ago

Howard made 24 saves en route to a 6-1 home win over the Coyotes on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

This was an important victory for Howard, as he now has a winning record (6-5-2) to support a robust .920 save percentage through 13 games. The veteran's hard work in the cage led to a fourth straight win for the Winged Wheel, and it's probably only a matter of time before he puts pen to paper on that multi-year contract extension that's rumored to be coming his way.

Jimmy Howard
G DET
4 days ago

Howard will defend the home net against the Coyotes on Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Detroit's traditional backup, Jonathan Bernier, faced a career-high 52 shots in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Hurricanes, so Howard will punch in for work facing a Coyotes team that he's had a fair amount of success handling in his career based on an 11-4-3 record, 2.50 GAA and .919 save percentage. At the rate Howard's going, he'll surpass last year's win total of 22, but the elite NHL backstops will roughly double that total when it's all said and done.

Jimmy Howard
G DET
1 week ago

Howard stopped 28 of 30 shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

After a scoreless start to the game, Howard coughed up two goals in 40 seconds late in the second period to give the Rangers the lead, but the 34-year-old netminder shook it off and held down the fort while the Wings made their comeback in the third. Howard evened his record at 5-5-2 with the win, and his .918 save percentage has been a marked improvement on last season's performance.

Jimmy Howard
G DET
1 week ago

Howard will start in goal Friday against the visiting Rangers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Howard will aim for his third consecutive win at Little Caesars Arena and his fourth straight victory in general. There's been talk about how Detroit's loyal netminder assuredly will garner a contract extension at some point this season.

Jimmy Howard
G DET
1 week ago

Howard is likely to earn a contract extension with the Red Wings this season, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's said to be mutual interest in granting Howard an extension. Detroit's top netminder was winless with a 3.57 GAA and an .893 save percentage over his first five games, but it's worth noting that the Original Six club was forced to start a number of rookie defensemen in the early going as a way to compensate for injuries. Now, as the owner of a 4-5-2 record, 2.93 GAA and .917 save mark through 11 games, the Wings figure to reward him for his unabashed loyalty to the club, even with the franchise in an unfamiliar rebuild. Howard is cashing out the balance of a six-year, $31.75 million deal, but he's expected to garner another multi-year deal. He'll turn 35 years old next March.

Jimmy Howard
G DET
2 weeks ago

Howard permitted only two goals on 42 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout home win over the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Howard allowed the first two goals of the game, but the veteran kept his cool, and the Canucks ended up misfiring three times in the skills competition. Detroit's top netminder has three straight wins, with the last two taking place at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

Jimmy Howard
G DET
2 weeks ago

Howard will start in goal Tuesday night against the visiting Cancuks, Dave Hogg of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Canucks reportedly will be without the services of sophomore sensation Brock Boeser (groin) in the upcoming contest, but Howard will have to find a way to slow early Calder Trophy favorite Elias Pettersson, who, according to NHL.com, is the 16th player in league history to have potted at least nine goals through his first nine games. Howard is 14-7-3 with a 2.51 GAA and .916 save percentage over 24 career contests against the Canucks, but Vancouver has three straight wins and sits just two points away from the Pacific Division lead.

Jimmy Howard
G DET
2 weeks ago

Howard turned away 25 of 28 shots in Thursday's 4-3 home win over the Devils.

EDGE Analysis

Howard claimed first star honors en route to his first win of the season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. There's still work to be done, but the Wings have won three straight games and Howard has improved his ratios to a 2.74 GAA and .914 save percentage over the first nine.

Jimmy Howard
G DET
2 weeks ago

Howard will start between the pipes in Thursday's home matchup with the Devils, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Howard has struggled this season, compiling a 2-5-2 record while posting a sub-par 3.06 GAA and .914 save percentage in nine appearances. The American netminder will look to start righting the ship and pick up his third victory of the campaign in a tough road matchup with a Devils team that's 5-1-1 at home this season.