Jonas Gustavsson leaves game due to dizziness

Jonas Gustavsson stopped all eight shots he faced in the first period.

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DETROIT — The Red Wings appear to have gotten a break for perhaps the first time this season when it comes to injuries.

After starting and playing the first period against the Vancouver Canucks, goaltender Jonas Gustavsson did not come out for the second period.

Wings lose starting goalie, still get shutout

The team announced that Gustavsson, who stopped all eight shots he faced in the first, was experiencing dizziness and would remain in the dressing room.

After the game, Wings general manager Ken Holland said Gustavsson had been checked out at the hospital and appeared to be completely fine. 

Holland said Gustavsson would practice with the team Wednesday and make the trip to Florida.

Jimmy Howard replaced Gustavsson and stopped all 16 shots he faced to combine for a 2-0 shutout with Gustavsson. 

According to STATS LLC, it’s the first combined shutout by Wings goaltenders since Oct. 27. 2001, when Dominik Hasek and Manny Legace shut out the Predators in Nashville, 1-0.