By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2011-12 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on goalie Jimmy Howard.
Against Boston on Nov. 25, he made 41 saves, the most he made in a single game during the 2011-12 season. The Wings eventually won in a shootout, which he contributed to by shutting down the shootout attempts of Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley.
His goals-against average, which was a personal best since joining the Wings in 2005.
Number of wins he had this season, which marks his third consecutive year of reaching the 35-win plateau. He was on pace to top his career-best 37 wins before a broken index finger sidelined him on Feb. 2.
Making 25 saves, he registered his 100th career win in a home game against Phoenix on Jan. 12. He is one of only nine Wings goalies to obtain 100 or more wins while playing in Detroit.
Number of shutouts he had this season, the fifth highest in the league and his personal-best. In those six games, he made a combined 148 saves without letting in a goal.
Played in his first All-Star game at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place on Jan. 29. Starting for Team Chara, he made 11 saves on 14 shots and posted a .786 save percentage.