It wasn't that great of a shot. Bad angle, and Howard did not look like he was in good butterfly to stop it.
His body language after the goal doesn't help, either.
GMR: Filpulla has been giving them blocked shots. They have hardly had to try with Val taking up the role of shinguard assassin.
That makes sense with non-butterfly goaltenders and with shots that redirect from the point. Neither of those happened here.
The butterfly is meant to cut off those kinds of goals if done correctly, and Howard did not do it well enough. If it had deflected over the shoulder that is another story, but it went right underneath where his glove was supposed to be.
Yeah, Flip is better at passing first, but he did score a few goals in his last game.
Meanwhile, Franzen has one of the most accurate wristshots in the league when it comes to picking corners.