Howard was not to blame for that loss, we need are defensemen to make better plays. They were allowing screens to form all game, and not picking up open players. Howard only allowed 1 goal that he should have probably saved but was antipating the puck to be elevated, that was the second goal. The first goal was a screen on the powerplay, third goal was a snipe by giroux that was probably going wide but deflected off quinceys leg. Fourth goal was a hard pass all the way from the blue line right to the side of the net where couturier had a easy redirect in because no one was on him. Fifth goal was hartnells nicest goal ever, taking a pass skating towards the blue line he spins around and one times the puck top shelve while simmonds is infront screening howard, pfft no chance. if any other goalie was in net they would have faced the same outcome except for maybe the second goal. Even with all that he still has.909 save percentage which isn't brutal by any means, crawford has the same save percentage at this point in the year. No one needs to worry about Jimmy, worry about the defense.
hahahaha wow. SO why is it when gus is in net we win and when howard is in net we seem to lose. even news sites are picking up on how much howard is not playing very well and is struggling. it's not just us mean ol goalie haters. Yeah ok I get it...if we had a defense that could stop the shots from even happening then yes...we would look a whole lot better. But howard was paid to make the big saves and he just isn't doing that so far this season. Not to say he isn't a great goalie or can be....just right now he just seems off of his game.