from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Jimmy Howard had to work right up until the final horn in game No. 500 on Thursday night.
The veteran goaltender made save No. 40 on a clear shot by Thomas Chabot to close out his 238th career win, as the Red Wings topped league-worst Ottawa 3-2 at Little Caesars Arena behind two goals from Andreas Athanasiou.
“It’s just normal,” Howard said of making saves in the final seconds. “I guess I’ve played in so many — 500 of them — that you’ve been in that situation time and time again. You just pull on past experiences and just relax in there.”...
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Howard should get credit for revamping his career after being relegated to the bench early in his 13-year career.
“I think probably his best attribute is his competitiveness and his fire,” Blashill said. “That’s where it’s really, really impressed me.”
Below, watch the extended game highlights and Howard, Athanasiou and Blashill post-game.