It was a horrible game- and Howard did not play up to his potential. However, the defense hasn't exactly been terrific in front of Howie either- which won't get you anywhere in the postseason. We rode Howie all season long, and I am not ready to give up on him yet.
The Red Wings also didn't pick up the urgency until the last 5 minutes of the game; if they would have played like that all game they would have had a chance.
I guarantee that the Red Wings bounce back on Tuesday- because they know they have to. Howie will play better, the defense will get their act together- they've been here countless times together- take a deep breath and relax.