Wings' Howard Will Start Game 1: Jimmy Howard (hamstring) will start Game 1 against the Blackhawks on Wednesday. (Updated 5/16/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/19/13).
Jimmy Howard has been dealing with a hamstring issue lately, but has played well despite it. He finished the first round with a mediocre save percentage of .911 and a 2.74 GAA, but got better as the series went on, winning three of the final four games to help the Wings advance. (Updated 5/16/13).
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.
05/18/2013 15:35 NHL Playoffs: Grades for Night 19
Handing out grades for night No. 19 of the playoffs. The Red Wings dominated Chicago to even their series as it shifts to Detroit.
05/18/2013 13:59 GIF: Jimmy Howard doesn't have a chance
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was one of the few brights spots in Game 1 but he didn't get much help. He didn't get any on this play, either.
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)