Jimmy Howard leaves game after collision in crease

Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard leaves the game after he is involved in a collision in his own crease.

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard left Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in some serious pain.

The injury occurred with 14:21 remaining in the second period.

Lightning forward Erik Condra tried to connect with a centring pass from Tyler Johnson, when defenceman Nick Jensen hit Condra and the two players fell on top of Howard.

Howard entered the game with the league’s fifth-highest save percentage (.934) to go along with a 1.95 goals-against average.

He’s the second goalie to have to leave the game with an injury, as the Lightning’s Ben Bishop was hurt in the first period and couldn’t return.

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