‘Tis the season to be merry — and that’s exactly what the Detroit Red Wings goalies are up to.
The Red Wings and Jimmy Howard revealed on Thursday the mask that Howard would wear for Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins for Hockey Fights Cancer Night.
“We have to continue to move the puck better and get better structurally,” coach Mike Babcock said, “but I like lots of things about us.”
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard showed off his brand new mask at captain’s practice Friday, August 29, 2014.
Jimmy Howard, the goalie for the Red Wings, surprises Detroit, Michigan 20-year-old Kelly Rothe the night before an operation to have a preventative cancer surgery.
“Well, whether it’s a bobble head or it’s a shooting incident, we’re about our business,” said Chief James Craig.
Someone apparently has an axe to grind with Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard.
More worrisome to most than Howard’s absence for Game 4, however, was his overall performance in the 2013-2014 season.
Jimmy Howard – In Game 1, Howard was outstanding.
Niklas Kronwall On Mindset As Red Wings Head Back To Boston On Brink Of Elimination: ‘We Got Nothing To Lose’
Star forward Henrik Zetterberg returned to the lineup, Jonas Gustavsson served competently in goal as a last-minute fill-in, the Detroit Red Wings led 2-0 after the first period, and the Boston Bruins still prevailed.