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Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) deflects a shot by Washington Capitals center Casey Wellman (48) during the shootout of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. The Red Wings won 4-3. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) deflects a shot by Washington Capitals center Casey Wellman (48) during the shootout of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. The Red Wings won 4-3. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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