Video: Jimmy Howard, breaker of breakaways

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So far, Jimmy Howard is playing like he wants his starting job back.

Shaking off a very early New York Rangers goal by Mika Zibanejad, Howard is looking sharp as of this writing, but no span tops the series of breakaway saves he made, which you can see in the video above.

Not long after that, the Detroit Red Wings tied the game 1-1 as Thomas Vanek is playing as if those waning days with the Minnesota Wild never even happened.

Even after that breakaway save run, Howard finished the second period with great stops. The two teams going into the final frame tied 1-1.