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Video- Jeff Blashill After Today’s Practice

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

At least for a week, for a period of four starts, that guy was Bernier, who started while the Wings defeated Boston and Vegas in regulation, beat Anaheim in overtime, then lost to Los Angeles in overtime.

Howard started Saturday’s shootout loss in San Jose.

For Bernier (5-4-2, 3.17 goals-against average, .892 save percentage), it was a rare opportunity since he’s been with the Wings to get four consecutive starts and get into a rhythm a No. 1 goalie enjoys.

“Your reads get a little bit easier when you play more, and you gain confidence the more you play,” said Bernier, who as a smaller goalie (6 feet, 185 pounds) relies heavily on his timing and reads. “We’ve been playing better as a team, as well, so it’s been nice.

“Just the confidence, of you go out there and you know what you’re capable of doing. For me, I know my reads are a big part of my game, so the more you play, the easier the reads are.


Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/18/19 at 05:30 PM ET

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