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Mrazek does not deny that there is pressure to perform, but if it bothers him, he is not admitting it.
“Tonight’s a good win, and Mrazek stood tall for us,” Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said.
Howard would not speculate what Babcock’s decision to go with Mrazek for the first game of the playoffs means for his future in Detroit.
“There’s risk in anything you do,” Babcock said Monday after he announced Mrazek will start the first playoff game against Tampa Bay.
Petr Mrazek will start in goal for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their playoff series against Tampa Bay.
“He won last time out, he’s our veteran guy,” Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said. “And now Jimmy, the ball’s in his court right here.”
“When you wake up today, you play the guy and the players that you think give you the best chance to win that night,” Holland said.
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.