Red Wings beat Ottawa 3-2
Friday, February 15, 2019

(DETROIT) – Andreas Athanasiou got the Detroit Red Wings' offense going, and Jimmy Howard backed it up. Athanasiou scored twice, including a penalty shot, and Jimmy Howard made 40 saves in his 500th game to lead the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Frans Nielsen scored to break a 2-2 tie late in the second period. Howard joined Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk and Chris Osgood as the only goalies to play 500 games with the Red Wings. Brady Tkachuck and Matt Duchene scored for Ottawa, and Andres Nilsson stopped 26 shots. Nielsn's goal was his ninth of the season.