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Jimmy Howard’s Net

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The Red Wings have to deal with yet another key injury here in the short term.

Coach Jeff Blashill said after Monday’s practice goaltender Jonathan Bernier will be out until the All-Star break/bye week with an injury that Blashill did not disclose.

The Wings’ begin their break Jan. 23 and don’t play again until Jan. 31 at New York. The Wings have five games before the break.

Jimmy Howard and Calvin Pickard will handle the goaltending in the meantime...

“I know I can do it, the hard work will pay off,” said Howard of his current mindset. “Just don’t overanalyze things, quit thinking out there and use my hockey instincts.”...

“Confidence plays a big part of it, for any player,” Howard said. “For scorers not putting the puck in the back of the net, it might be gripping the stick a bit harder. For me, it’s just not thinking and playing one puck out there.

“Don’t think, just play. When the game is going on, basically you’re trying to be three places at once. Just play the one puck.”

read on

added 5:35pm, below, watch Howard, Bowey and Blashill after practice.

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Down River Dan's avatar

It’s almost as if everything needed to assure that the team finishes 31st is happening. Maybe Stevie had a conversation with Shanahan as to how the Leafs “engineered” the Shana-Plan a few years back….. wink

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/13/20 at 04:59 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

“That’s my net!”

“Right now it’s everybody’s net!”

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/13/20 at 05:32 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Outlook: The Islanders (27-12-4) continue to defy analysts’ predictions and are contending for the Metropolitain Division title. ... The Islanders only allow 2.56 goals per game (fourth in NHL) and 110 goals (second best)

Hello, Barry Trotz.

Posted by RWBill on 01/13/20 at 09:54 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Hello, Barry Trotz.

Yep the best coach in the NHL right now. wink

Posted by bigfrog on 01/13/20 at 10:27 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Hello, Barry Trotz.

Posted by RWBill on 01/13/20 at 08:54 PM ET

So the Rangers put up 6 on them lol.  Good call, Bill.

Posted by RWBill on 01/14/20 at 12:02 AM ET

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