Found February 06, 2012 on Lions Blog:
With Jimmy Howard out with a fractured finger, who will be in goal tonight when the Red Wings face host Phoenix at 8 (NBCSN)? Check out if it will by Ty Conklin or Joey MacDonald, who was brought up from the Grand Rapid Griffins. On Sunday, coach Mike Babcock would not disclose who the starter would be.

Red Wings travel day news: waiting on the fickle finger of fate

The Detroit Red Wings returned to Metro Detroit a little earlier this afternoon to get some rest and prepare to play the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow, and “tomorrow” is the operative word regarding goaltender Jimmy Howard’s status being reevaluated by the team’s doctors, per the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan... Looks like Jimmy Howard won’t be seeing hand specialist until tomorrow...

Ty Conklin's job on the goal line

Jimmy Howards broken right index finger will be either the best or worst case scenario for Red Wing backup goalie Ty Conklin. Not that Conklin or anybody else for that matter wanted to see Howard get injured, but in pro sports it comes down to opportunity. If anybody needs an opportunity to prove themselves, its Ty Conklin. Since he backstopped the Wings to 3-0 victory at Colorado...

Red Wings-Oilers set-up and overnight report: deceptively difficult

File this puppy under things I didn’t think I’d say in the middle of the night on February 3rd, 2011: Lost amidst the news regarding Jimmy Howard’s broken index fingertip, the Red Wings’ first outdoor practice in Metro Detroit, their off-day trade talk, broomball tournament and discussion of Detroit’s 4-3 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks… Nobody mentioned that...

Detroit Red Wings return home after long road trip

After a long west coast road trip that spanned seven days and four games, the Detroit Red Wings will finally fly home tonight.  Their next game, to be played on Wednesday, will give the Red Wings an opportunity to extend their franchise-record 17 game home winning streak. However, the Wings will have to do it without their star goaltender Jimmy Howard.  The long road trip cost...

Jimmy Howard's broken finger gives Ty Conklin chance in Red Wings' net

Jimmy Howard, the Red Wings' All-Star goaltender and all-around rock this season, spent Friday officiating a broom ball tournament among teammates. A broken right index finger will sideline Howard the rest of this trip -- tonight's game in Edmonton and Monday's game in Phoenix.

Two takes on the Red Wings’ goaltending situation

In the wake of the Red Wings’ 3-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes and 5-4 loss to tomorrow’s opponent, the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-less Oilers, a pair of pundits are weighing in as to what the Red Wings might want to do given Jimmy Howard’s status as on the shelf until he can handle the pain of taking shots while playing with a broken index finger grasping his goal stick. The Oakland...

No More Excuses In Nashville

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, Look, the stars are aligning very nicely in Nashville. They’ve got arguably the best goalie in the West. After some 46-time Norris Trophy winner in Detroit, they’ve got the two best defenceman. And, with Jimmy Howard out of the lineup, a shot at catching the Red Wings for first place in both the division and conference. (As of Feb. 7, they are four...

Darren Eliot: Red Wings need answers in goal

The Red Wings were flying until goalie Jimmy Howard went down. Now Detroit faces a big trade deadline question, says Darren Eliot, unless their backups step up for a key homestand.

Red WIngs off-day news: It’s never too early to panic about goaltending

The Detroit Red Wings didn’t receive lights-out goaltending from either Ty Conklin or Joey MacDonald at key points during their 5-4 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday evening, but the team in front of him was as porous as activated carbon, standing around and allowing Oilers players to get sticks on loose pucks unobstructed on all four goals—and Sam Ganger’s tip...

Payne and Redemption

Almost game time, kiddos.No better time than to show what gem our resident graphics art department has come up with as our Red Wings skate into Rexall tonight to take on the Oilers.The Oilers have given us so much this year...two massive blowouts of the Blackhawks, helping us put them in the rearview mirror.But let's hope all we have to say thanks for that is a good ol' butt...
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