DETROIT -- For all those people who thought that young goaltender Petr Mrazek's time was now, Jimmy Howard proved Sunday that his time is far from over.
The Red Wings were a tired team, playing its third game in four days.
After taking a 2-1 lead over the Kings in the first period on Pavel Datsyuk's power-play goal and Damien Brunner's sixth goal in 12 games, the Wings looked absolutely spent in the second.
The Kings outshot the Wings, 23-9, yet Howard was there every single time.
Whether it was Dustin Brown in front, Rob Scuderi from the point, Slava Voynov from the point, Jeff Carter on the power play, Dwight King in front or Kyle Clifford on a rebound, Howard stood tall.
"If you watched that game, I think you'd say Howie stole that one for us, no doubt about that," defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. "Especially in the second period, when he came up with huge save after huge save, just robbed them. He gave us a chance to win and we found a way."
The Kings certainly were impre...