The Red Wings are publicly enthusiastic about the club's off-season acquisition of backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson.
"I think it's definitely beneficial if you can have both goalies going, because points are going to be at a premium out there this year," first-string goalie Jimmy Howard said. "You're going to need them. Every single game is going to be like playoffs. You can't afford to lose a couple in a row." Gustavsson is "a really good guy," Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. "Fun to be around. And he brings very solid, steady goaltending. Another great addition to our club." Gustavsson left Toronto with a 2.98 goals-against average and .900 save percentage in 107 games. Now he's hoping he can join the legions of reclamation-project players who have come to Detroit and blossomed.