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.
Erik Cole had the lone goal for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek stopped 29 shots.
“Just go the full five minutes 3-on-3,” Zetterberg said, “and if you do that, there’s a good chance it will be ending before shootouts.”
The Detroit Red Wings today recalled right wing Teemu Pulkkinen from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and assigned goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Griffins.
Mrazek will stick around for at least one more game, backing up Howard in Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.
“Even it was only four shots, it’s still four shots I haven’t had in a month,” Howard said.
“Not going to give it up that easy, that’s for sure,” Howard said Tuesday as he sat in his locker and Mrazek sat in the next stall.
Petr Mrazek gave up five goals in two periods Thursday to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who jumped into first place in the East with the win.
In the six games Mrazek has played in January, five times he has limited opponents to two goals or fewer.