... which ab-so-freakin'-lute-ly requires me to post this:
That's a SportsCenter highlight-reel save... and one of the best I've ever seen, bar none. It's just gravy that it happens to be Jimmy Howard, who emerged victorious in last night's end of a four-game road trip for the Beloved Wings. They didn't do TOO badly, earning four out of of a possible eight points on the trip. The end result is Dee-troit sits at sixth place in the Western Conference standings going into tonight's games, a decided improvement on the tenth place we had before the California trip. Me likey.
Last night's game looked like a blow-out, what with the Wings leading 3-0 into the middle frame. But those pesky (and hapless: 6-10-4 on the season) Ducks came back to make it a contest. A real nail-biter, when ya come right down to it... until THIS happened in the final minute:
I told SN1 Stuart couldn't do that again if he tried and SN1 disagreed, opining that "those guys are PROFESSIONALS." Well, that's true... but even the pros need a big-ass helping of luck every once in a while. Still and even: that was freakin' PRETTY, luck or not!