Red Wings Struggle To Score For Howard
CALGARY -- Right now the Red Wings are not scoring and they're having trouble preventing their opponents from scoring.
The Calgary Flames (4-3-1) carried the play Thursday night at Scotiabank Saddledome, defeating the Wings, 5-1.
It is the third straight loss for the Wings(3-4-0) and third straight game in which they have allowed five goals.
Darren Helm scored the lone goal for the Wings.
Andrew Mangiapane, Elias Lindholm (power play), Sam Bennett , Derek Ryan and Mark Giordano (power play) lit the lamp for the Flames.
Detroit goaltender and Ogdensburg native Jimmy Howard (1-3-0) made 31 saves.
Calgary goalie David Rittich (4-2-1), making his first career start against Detroit, had 27 saves.
Up next for the Wings is a Friday night date in Edmonton with the red hot Oilers to complete the back-to-back set.
"We just got to tighten up, outwork the other team's power play and block shots and clear rebounds." said Howard to the press after the game.