Detroit beat Tampa Bay for the first time this season, and the 23-year-old Mrazek made a good case for more playing time.
I want to be out there every single night, but Coach feels like I don’t deserve it,” Howard said Friday.
The starting goaltender job of the Detroit Red Wings appears to be up for grabs.
The hits are getting harder, the intensity is ramping up and it’s almost time for the best part of the NHL season.
Red Wings fans will be able to purchase tickets for each of the team’s first two potential opening-round home games against a to-be-determined opponent, most likely the Tampa Bay Lightning or Montreal Canadiens.
The Red Wings’ Erik Cole tied the game at 1-1 just 24 seconds into the third period.
Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings, who have lost 6 of 8. Detroit is 9-11-6 in Atlantic Division games.
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Babcock said Datsyuk will not make the trip to Florida, where the Red Wings will play two games in the next two days.
Justin Abdelkader and Erik Cole scored for Detroit, which opened a four-game road trip by losing its fourth game in the last five.