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Jonathan Bernier Has Been Good

01/08/2020 at 4:35pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Jonathan Bernier is giving the Red Wings a chance to win, and where this season is right now, that’s a very good thing.

Bernier continued his impressive play Tuesday night in a 4-3 victory over Montreal. The victory was only the Wings’ second in the last 10 games – both won with Bernier in net.

In fact, of the 11 victories the Wings have this season, Bernier has nine of them, Jimmy Howard the remaining two.

Howard’s ineffectiveness for much of this season has led to Bernier getting more playing time and lately, the larger share of the starts.

Coach Jeff Blashill talked last week about the importance of having a goaltender, whoever it may be, carrying a team at times.

“If you look across the league, at times when teams are going through winning stretches, they’re getting great goaltending,” Blashill said. “It gives you a lot of confidence.”

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