Rested and ready, goaltender Jimmy Howard will start today against the Edmonton Oilers.
Howard got a rare night off Thursday and watched rookie Petr Mrazek help the Red Wings knock off the Blues, 5-1. "It was good to be able to work with Jimmy ( Bedard , goaltending coach)," Howard said. "With the condensed schedule and practice time not being as long, it was good to just get out there and work a little bit with him again. You can always brush up and get back to your fundamentals ' get your hands out a little bit more and stay on top of the crease and let the puck hit you."