Originally written on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 4/26/13

DENVER - OCTOBER 24: Goaltender Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings defends the goal against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 24, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 3-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
About midway through the second period the Nashville Predators were down 3-2 and on the power play.  After a point shot went wide the rebound deflected off the back boards to Predators forward Bobby Butler.  Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was out of position and dove across the crease to try and make the save.  The puck hit his blocker and was a crucial save to keep the Wings in the lead.  The Red Wings went on to win the game 5-2 and need a win against the Dallas Stars on Saturday to clinch a playoff spot. [NHL.com]
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