GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard faced a total of 35 shots in their game against the winless Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
It was the third time in a total of three games that the goalie has seen that many attempts. Howard was able to stop the 33 shots, but one shot helped the team achieve their 4-2 victory. The shot was made by Clayton Keller of the Coyotes which looked like it is going to go under Howard. Fortunately, he was able to stretch his pad to make a save. It has also started the tie breaking goal in a short-handed rush for Luke Glendening at 3:24 of the game.
Howards said that the Coyotes made their throw at the back door and he was just fortunate that Keller did his one-timer because it allowed him to look it over and get a pad on it. He also added that he was happy to see Glendening as the game-winner.
The goal turning into their victory was a team effort. Glendening’s goal was assisted by Dylan Larkin, his second assist in Thursday night’s game.
Other scorers for the Detroit Red Wings include Henrik Zetterberg, Martin Frk, and Frans Nielsen. The Coyotes achieved one point in each four games. Nielsen was able to accomplish the third victory for the team after a long empty net goal. The two goals for Arizona were both from Keller with Max Domi assisting on both scores.
Antti Raanta of Coyotes suffered a lower-body injury during the first period which forced him to leave. That was when Louis Domingue was forced to play and to make a total of 21 saves for the team.
In the first period, Arizona had about 5-on-3 power play for the first 90 seconds. However, the Red Wings was able to survive the stretch, going from one to six on power plays for the game.