Detroit Red Wings: Why Re-Signing Jimmy Howard Will Help the Goalie’s Confidence

March 1st, 2011 by Chris Minniti Leave a reply »
I went to bed yesterday with the Red Wings leading 7-2 against the LA Kings. I was on top of the world.

The Kings had won four straight meetings against the Wings and could've been the first team since the lockout to win five straight, wasn't looking like that though.

The Wings would go on to win 7-4. Dustin Brown scored with 8:34 remaining in the game to make it 7-2, and I left shortly after with about five minutes to go.

A loss is a loss but for a Kings team getting out played the majority of the game, but the 7-4 loss looked better.

After looking at the highlights of the goals I missed, all I cared about was this:

Was Jimmy's save percentage over .900 by the end of it and were the goals weak?

Well, to answer the first question, I went to sleep with Jimmy's in-game save percentage at .935 percent, I wake up and it fell just below .900 to .897 percent.

The second part to that question: the goals weren't weak at all, nor were they the fault of Jimmy Howard.

Which brings me to this: signing Jimmy Howard to a two-year contract has renewed his confidence.

Prior to the lax defend ...

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