The Detroit Red Wings kicked off their six-game road trip with a 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.
Tomas Tatar scored the only goal of the game for the Red Wings, a slap shot from the top of the right faceoff circle through traffic with 3:30 remaining and Detroit skating six-on-five.
All of the game’s goals came at uneven manpower strengths.
Radim Vrbata scored off the rebound of is own shot from the inside edge of the left circle with 9:11 left in the third to make it 2-0, another power play goal.
After the Red Wings pulled to within one, Henrik Sedin added two empty-net goals to round out the game’s scoring.
Howard stopped twenty of the 22 shots he faced for Detroit while Ryan Miller made 29 saves on thirty shots for Vancouver.
The Canucks scored twice on four power play chances while the Wings were zero-for-three.
Detroit’s trip continues in Edmonton on Tuesday.