He was great late in the game tonight. Because he’s clutch.
Clutch isn't just making saves in the last 5 minutes. Clutch goaltenders make those important saves through the whole game. Mrazek is the future for the organization and I am excited about his potential but he looks like a rookie which is what he is. Hes not winning games for the wings and hes not losing him. Hes basically an average goaltender right now which ironically everyone accuses Howard of being. Since taking over for Howard hes only held a team below two goals once, has a gaa at 2.5 and a save% just over .900. Those are average numbers. If you look at his numbers in GR and the Wings this year it has been statistically his worst season as pro so far. Luckily the Wings offense has been on fire for him. Its basically the Gus effect last year. Gus was good but for some reason the Wings scored almost a goal a game more for him. Hes doing a great job of doing just enough to keep this role going but the Wings really need Howard back if they want to finish the season as a top 3 seed. You only have to look at how bad the PK has dropped off to see the difference between Howard and Mrazek in net right now.
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