Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard Makes Statement vs. Blue Jackets

December 30th, 2009 by Jim Balint Leave a reply »

If Monday night’s performance hasn’t put an end to the debate as to who the starting goaltender in Detroit needs to be, I don’t know what will.


In a season where the Wings are looking for players to step up and take charge of a game, Jimmy Howard put in his best performance of the year, possibly even his career. 


Howard stopped 39 shots, and kept his team in a game they had no business being in. It wasn’t until the closing minutes of overtime that the Blue Jackets were able to solve Howard.


Columbus’ goal came off a rebound with 1:48 left in overtime. Fredrik Modin took a shot from the slot, then went around Brett Lebda and backhanded his own rebound for the game-winner.

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