As the Detroit Red Wings’ streak of six consecutive victories came to a crashing halt after losing two in a row against Atlantic Division rivals Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers, they ready themselves to take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center tomorrow night.
Though they were shut out by a Bruins team that only managed one goal through regulation, the Panthers won by a decisive score of 5-2, which might be cause for concern regarding goaltending once again. Petr Mrazek started the game but allowed four goals on 10 shots, good for a .600 save percentage. He would be replaced by Jimmy Howard, who went on to let in only one goal on the 14 shots he faced, good for a .929 save percentage.
Nevertheless, all signs point to head coach Jeff Blashill offering Mrazek a shot at redemption against the Flyers, as the Czech netminder is currently practicing with the team and is in the starter’s net, which usually indicates he will get the nod.