Overall he still played well in the playoffs all things considered.
Perhaps you need to be a little less paranoid about the goalkeeping. Can't stop 'em all and everybody let's in a bad one here and there. For Howard's salary and his situations the past two (and first two) seasons of full-time duty, he's done very well all things considering.
Let's not forget, if it wasn't for Howard, we don't make the playoffs in 2010. He was AMAZING during that stretch when the team was injured and not playing all that great. 40-50 saves for him was the norm. He was inconsistent this past regular season, but I felt was very good in the postseason. IMO, Howard's playoffs in 2011 was significantly better than in 2010. Those first two games in SJ would have been blowout losses with a lesser goalie.
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