The Red Wings won their fourth in a row and have a 9-1-1 record in their last 11 outings.
Howard, in his fifth season with the Red Wings but only his second campaign as their regular goaltender, has five shutouts in his career.
Jonas Hiller made 25 saves for Anaheim. The Ducks had won their previous three games, the only victories in their last 10 contests.
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