Howard Gets Shutout, Miller Gets Hook
Standard Spin: Two goalies heading different directions squared off Monday, as Jimmy Howard got the better of Ryan Miller, earning a 5-0 shutout win and turning aside 27 shots as the Wings downed the Sabres.
Howard has been exceptionally productive for his fantasy owners of late - the performance gives him a league-leading 27 wins and moves him into a tie for 2nd with 5 shutouts.
Things are a little different for Ryan Miller owners these days, as Miller got the hook early and went on an R-rated tirade after the game. His play has been uneven since returning from a concussion in late November, and he's gone 3-7-0 over his last 10. With trade rumors swirling, Miller seems distracted and agitated, and it seems like it's time for fantasy owners to bench the normally reliable netminder. (Jan.17)