Found January 01, 2014 on Fox Sports Detroit:
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- What's wrong with Jimmy Howard this season? According to Detroit's goaltending coach, Jim Bedard, nothing. "This whole thing about Jimmy having a rough year, obviously, you're judged by wins and losses," a somewhat irritated Bedard said on Wednesday. "But for the first 20 games, I thought he played very well, and a lot of those night's he didn't win. "Whether we didn't get scoring or we had breakdowns or there wasn't a save made, it is what it is. But I don't think it's poor play. I see him every day." Bedard is a bit defensive these days about his No. 1 goalie because every time he's asked about Howard, it's the same question about him being mired in a season-long slump. In the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on Wednesday, Howard came up on the short end of a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, allowing two goals in a shootout. It was Howard's second game back from a knee injury, and he...
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