-- The look on Jimmy Howard
's face in the Detroit Red Wings
' locker room said it all.
It wasn't the stunned expression that he wore exactly a year ago as a rookie goalie, after the San Jose Sharks
beat him 4-3 in overtime to put the Red Wings down 3-0 in their Western Conference Semifinal series. That one fit his postseason experience level.
The look he wore on Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena, following another 4-3 OT loss to the Sharks that again put the Wings down 3-0 in a West semifinal, was different: This one was more pained and his words were filled with more disgust than disillusion.
After allowing the game-winner by Devin Setoguchi
at 9:21 of overtime, Howard was surrounded by cameras and microphones as he stewed at his locker. He quietly answered some questions and spit out other with an acidic tone.