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Detroit Red Wings: Howard benched, Mrazek to start Sunday

Thursday’s 6-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks needs to be a wake-up call for the Detroit Red Wings.  The Wings have struggled greatly as of late, and are slowly watching their playoff hope slip away. With the playoffs only a few weeks away, the Red Wings are still in third place in the Atlantic Division.  However, the Ottawa Senators and the Boston Bruins are slowly creeping up...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Should Ride Goaltender Petr Mrazek, Not Jimmy Howard, Into Playoffs

Petr Mrazek has earned the benefit of the doubt, and should be the Red Wings’ starter over Jimmy Howard. (douglasgallery30, Flickr) The Detroit Red Wings haven’t been setting the world on fire down the stretch lately, and that has plenty to do with many elements including the goaltending of Jimmy Howard. Howard has started the last three games, and two have been ugly Detroit...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Slumping at the right time?

The Detroit Red Wings (38-21-11) have lost six out their last eight games. The recent trend of winning one game and dropping their next two has Hockeytown fans looking for the panic button. How could this be happening now, this late into the season? Everything was going so well. Two weeks ago the playoffs looked all but locked up, but now a 2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs’ type of...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Mrazek is the best option in goal

After dropping 4 out of their last 5, the Detroit Red Wings pulled things together Monday night and beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1. This impressive win against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins also saw the return of Petr Mrazek in goal. Including Monday’s victory, Mrazek has won 14 games in goal for the Wings this year. Mrazek replaced the Red Wings usual starter Jimmy Howard,...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jimmy Howard made a remarkable off the glass save Wednesday night

With the game tied 1-1 late in the third period, Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard came up with an insane behind the back, blocker save of sorts. The play happened when Ryan McDonagh’s slapper came back off the active JLA glass something Howard I’m sure knows pretty well. Not to mention it’s something Detroit fans have seen before whether it’s going against the Wings or...
Via The Majors Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapping Red Wings: Be Critical Of Jimmy Howard in Regulation, But Blame NHL for Shootouts

Maybe I’m simply a hockey purist, but in the old days, there was something to be said about a good, old-fashioned regular season tie. After laying it on the line for three periods and overtime, both teams got to feel like they came away with something. In plenty of battles, it’s was the only just way to decide a tough game. Giving both teams something to feel good about following...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Wild West shootout in Dallas

The Detroit Red Wings (33-14-10) scored a touchdown Saturday night to defeat the Dallas Stars, 7-6, in overtime. Oh wait, this is hockey… it took the Red Wings seven goals to knock off the Stars in a thrilling offensive exhibition; one of the more exciting games in the NHL this season. This week progressively got better after the Wings dropped a goose egg against the Montreal Canadians...
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Howard still No. 1 despite backing up Mrazek this Wednesday

Jimmy Howard will make his way back to the Red Wings after a groin injury has held him out since Jan. 10. However the Red Wings All-Star won’t see ice time just yet. According to Ansar Khan of, Howard will back up Petr Mrazek Wednesday against the Penguins and might start Saturday when Detroit returns home to face Winnipeg. Mike Babcock too made it clear that Jimmy Howard...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapping Red Wings: Detroit’s Early Survival Without Jimmy Howard Impressive

Last week, the Detroit Red Wings lost all-star representative goaltender Jimmy Howard in crushing fashion, but you’d never know by looking at the standings. Instead of falling flat post-Howard, Detroit has survived and adapted quite well with the tandem of Petr Mrazek and Tom McColllum. They’re 4-0 since tragety struck last Saturday, getting wins of all different kinds and remaining...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Howard’s Injury Presents Latest Key Moment For Detroit Red Wings

Right up there with the changing of the seasons, taxes and death on life’s certainties scale should be injuries to significant Detroit Red Wings’ contributors. Here we go again. This time, the injury bug struck the goaltender position in a significant way Saturday night. Early against the Washington Capitals, Jimmy Howard was wiped out and lay motionless on the ice. After several...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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