Red Wings fall to Flyers 1-0 in OT
The Red Wings’ goal-scoring woes continue, particularly at home.
Detroit lost 1-0 in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.
The Wings have now scored only 20 goals in their last 12 games at JLA and have a home record of 2-7-3 in that span.
Jimmy Howard was outstanding in his first start since Nov. 23, making 34 saves. The only Flyer to beat him was Brayden Schenn 2:44 into overtime.
“I thought we did a lot of good things. The only thing that’s missing is goals,” Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg. “I thought we were playing good structure, forechecking well, playing good in our own end. Howie’s (Howard) good again. The only thing we were missing is goals.”
After a pass by Dylan Larkin was intercepted in the neutral zone, Schenn cut in off the left wing, came across the top of the crease, faked a backhand shot, took another stride and slid a backhand shot past Howard and into the net.
Schenn had three power play goals in Philadelphia’s 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Howard, who continues to have the worst goal support in the league among goalies, dropped his goals-against average to 1.68 despite the loss.
“It’s not about being perfect out there. I don’t think anyone can be perfect,” Howard said. “It’s about going out there and making saves and making timely saves. It’s unfortunate that they were able to get one past me.”
Detroit D Jonathan Ericsson missed his second game with back spasms. … … The Red Wings were also without Darren Helm (upper body), Brendan Smith (lower body), Tyler Bertuzzi (ankle) and Justin Abdelkader (lower body) due to injuries.