Dupont: Howard had "Stanley Cup flu"

Dupont: Howard had "Stanley Cup flu"
April 26, 2014, 6:30 am
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With the Red Wings trailing in the series 2-1, Detroit coach Mike Babcock announced that his goalie, Jimmy Howard, had the flu. 

Jonas Gustavsson got the Game 4 nod for the Wings, a game the Bruins ultimately won in overtime after rallying from a 2-0 deficit in the first period. 

But some weren't buying Babcock's "goalie's got the flu" bit.

The Sports Tonight crew sits down to discuss. 

"It seemed like he was lying," says Michael Holley. "Flat out lying."

The Red Wings jumped out to a 1-0 series lead, but the Bruins have have since bounced back to win three in a row, two of which were against Howard.  

“I’m convinced it’s performance," says Kevin Paul Dupont. "It was so obvious to me in Games 2 and 3, you couldn’t come back with the guy. My knee-jerk opinion was that’s the Stanley Cup flu, they pulled the guy, and you know what, they got the performance [from Gustavsson] they had to in Game 4. 

It will be interesting to see who takes the spot between the pipes for the Red Wings in a must-win Game 5 in Boston.