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Tuesday Numbers: All Jimmah (and Award Updates)

Tonight, rookie netminder Jimmy Howard will be starting his ninth straight game. He's playing well enough to keep veteran Chris Osgood on the bench charting faceoffs, but he's still somewhat flying under the radar. It was impossible to ignore his 51-save performance against the Kings, and he's slowly climbing the league charts in a bunch of different goaltending categories. 

Of goaltenders that have played at least  half of his team's games, Jimmy Howard currently sits SECOND in the entire NHL in goals against average:
1. Ryan Miller :: 2.04
2. Jimmy Howard :: 2.14
T3. Miikka Kiprusoff :: 2.16
T3. Martin Brodeur :: 2.16
5. Cristobal Huet :: 2.17
6. Roberto Luongo :: 2.20
7. Ilya Bryzgalov :: 2.21
8. Evgeni Nabokov :: 2.36
9. Henrik Lundqvist :: 2.37
10. Tim Thomas :: 2.44
(Antti Niemi [1.84] and Tuukka Rask [1.92] are 1-2 on the full list, but have only played 15 and 18 games respectively. Still, nasty numbers from those two young men...) 

Of goaltenders that have played at least half of his team's games, Jimmy Howard is also second in save percentage:
1. Ryan Miller :: .935
2. Jimmy Howard :: .928
T3. Miikka Kiprusoff :: .927
T3. Jaroslav Halak :: .927
5. Tomas Vokoun :: .925
(Tuukka Rask has played 18 games and is saving 93.3% of shots he faces, good for second once he plays a handful more games)

I know there's a long way to go, but for comparison, here's where our goaltenders finished in these categories the last few seasons:
Goals Against Average
08-09 :: Ty Conklin (17th), Chris Osgood (41st)
07-08 :: Chris Osgood (1ST!), Dominik Hasek (3rd)
06-07 :: Dominik Hasek (2nd), Chris Osgood (did not qualify for list)

Save Percentage
08-09 :: Ty Conklin (28th), Chris Osgood (45th)
07-08 :: Chris Osgood (16th), Dominik Haesk (35th)
06-07 :: Dominik Hasek (13th)

--Jimmy Howard has allowed four more goals than Chris Osgood while appearing in ten more games, and facing 254 more shots.
--Chris Osgood faces 27.5 shots per sixty minutes. Jimmy Howard faces 29.9.
--Jimmy Howard has a save percentage of .883 while shorthanded. Osgood's is .841. Chris Osgood has not allowed a shorthanded goal in 12 shots faced, and Howard has allowed Detroit's one shorthanded goal against while facing 24 shots. 
--At even strength, Osgood has a .908 save percentage. Howard is stopping .938. 

More stats and the Awards after the Jump

Goals :: Tomas Holmstrom (15)
Assists :: Pavel Datsyuk (23)
Points :: Pavel Datsyuk (34)
+/- :: Nicklas Lidstrom (+14)
PIM :: Brad May (59)
Power Play Goals :: Tomas Holmstrom (7)
Shorthanded Goals :: Darren Helm (2)
Game Winning Goals :: Henrik Zetterberg (4)
Shots :: Henrik Zetterberg (134)
Shooting % :: Kris Newbury (33.3%)
Time on Ice Average :: Nicklas Lidstrom (25:23)
Shifts Per Game :: Brad Stuart (29.4)
Faceoff % :: Pavel Datsyuk (56.8)
Faceoffs Taken :: Pavel Datsyuk (664)
Hits :: Justin Abdelkader (131)
Giveaways :: Brian Rafalski (40)
Takeaways :: Pavel Datsyuk (64)

*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings defenseman with the fewest goals scored in the most games played. The player must have played in at least 3/4 of the team's games. The award is named for Chris Chelios, who scored 23 goals in his EXACTLY 600 games as a Red Wing.*
1. Nicklas Lidstrom (1 goal, 44 games)
2. Brett Lebda (1 goal, 41 games)
3. Brat Stuart (2 goals, 44 games)
4. Brian Rafalski (2 goals, 40 games)

*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings forward with the most blocked shots. Award is named for Dan Cleary, who is used to becoming synonymous with "black eye" and/or "broken jaw."*
1. Darren Helm (27)
2. Justin Abdelkader (18)
T3. Dan Cleary (17)
T3. Pavel Datsyuk (17)
T3. Patrick Eaves (17)
T3. Drew Miller (17)
T3. Henrik Zetterberg (17)

*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings player with the most games spent in the press box. Award is named for Derek Meech, who was a healthy scratch 35 times last season.*
1. Derek Meech (15)
2. Brad May (9)
3. Patrick Eaves (7)
T4. Kirk Maltby (5)
T4. Ville Leino (5) 

*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings goaltender that makes you question how they're in the NHL and you aren't. Award is named for Greg Stefan, who played nine seasons for the Red Wings, but only had three seasons with goals against average under 4.*
1. Chris Osgood (7-6-4, 2.72, .901)
2. Jimmy Howard (16-9-2, 2.14, .928) 

*Given at the year's end to the Red Wings forward with the most shots to miss the net. Award is named forMikael Samuelsson, who literally must have been aiming for the 11th row.*
1. Henrik Zetterberg (62)
2. Todd Bertuzzi (47)
3. Pavel Datsyuk (42)
4. Ville Leino (35)
5. Tomas Holmstrom (33)

The GoodFellas Award (final Red Wing to be penalized) :: Patrick Eaves
The Aaron Downey Award (final Red Wing to score a goal) :: Derek Meech