Red Wings' Howard Stops 39 In Win: Jimmy Howard turned aside 39 of the 40 shots he faced in a Game 3 win over the Blackhawks on Monday. (Updated 5/20/13)
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The Wings now have a 2-1 lead in the series, and Jimmy Howard has only let in one goal in each of Detroit's last two games. (Updated 5/20/13).
05/20/2013 22:31 Red Wings outmuscle Blackhawks, lead series 2-1
Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
05/18/2013 15:48 Red Wings bounce back, even series with Blackhawks
Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Saturday in Game 2 to even their Western Conference semifinal series.
Jimmy Howard rebounded from a disappointing 2010-11 to deliver his best goals-against average (2.12) over his three seasons as the Wings' starting netminder while parlaying the league's 10th-best save percentage (.920 ) into a career-high six shutouts. The workload last season would have been larger, but Howard missed time in February with a broken index finger. Questions about his ability as a true number one goaltender have subsided, but the loss of Nicklas Lidstrom and perhaps to a greater extent, Brad Stuart, could have an understandably large impact on Howard's numbers this season. Even with an improved backup behind him (Jonas Gustavsson), Howard should see 65 starts this time around, but he may be pressed to reach the 35-win plateau for the fourth consecutive season. (Updated 8/14/12)