This is a myth that Howard has struggled in the playoffs. We haven't had the team to go anywhere and so we didn't. Howard hasn't been the problem in years past.
He was bad in a couple games against Boston. In a crucial game 4 where we deserved to win and he crumbled in the third. He's paid 5M a year he should be one of our best players. We can't afford to lose games because of goaltending when we put forth a great effort. I'm not a Howard hater but I admit I have a very "what have you done lately" mindset. I'll admit Howard was our best player on our playoff run two years ago but last year he was part of the problem with untimely soft goals
I think it's obvious Edzo does not like the Wings and Doc is just a creepy tool. NBC was drooling over the Rangers the whole game but that stuff doesn't bother me. It's annoying but whatever. When the wings score a huge goal it not only shuts up the other team but the commentators as well. Listen to the play by play when Datsyuk scored in game 1 of last years playoff series against Boston. Nothing but silence when your calling an un biased play by play of a huge and remarkable goal. That says it all
Wings have played well the last two games. Against the Jets every scoring chance against turned into goals it seemed and against Montreal we played a solid 60 minutes with a couple bad breaks, I think the Wings were the better team