DETROIT -- When Vancouvers Alexandre Burrows scored his game-winning shootout goal Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings, he celebrated by pretending to break his hockey stick across his knee.
Not only had the Canucks defeated the Wings, 4-3, they also halted Detroits NHL-record home winning streak at 23.
Burrows sent a clear message with his sophomoric move -- the streak is broken.
After Fridays practice, Red Wing goalie Jimmy Howard was asked if he saw what Burrows did after he scored against him.
I dont even pay attention," Howard said of the Canucks. "Theyve got a bunch of idiots over there. There are only several good guys on that team, and they know who they are.
Howard was matter-of-fact with his comments and said that he didnt care if he was quoted.
Since his return from a broken right index finger, Howard has been extremely sharp in two defeats. Even he cant explain why he hasn't missed a beat after his long layoff.
Maybe Im fresh," Howard said. "I dont know....