By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2010-11 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 Chris Osgood.
On Dec. 27, 2010, Osgood became just the tenth goalie in NHL history to join the Quadruple Century Club when backstopped the Wings to a dramatic 4-3 road win over the Avalanche; the favorable overtime decision marked the 400th victory of his illustrious career.
The number of saves Ozzie made in his historic victory over Colorado, matching a career-high.
Osgood’s updated all-time NHL ranking in both regular season games played (744) and saves (16,861).
The total number of goals scored upon the Red Wings’ venerable veteran in 2010-11, the fewest he’s surrendered in a season since entering the league in 1993-94.
The number of minutes Ozzie spent between the pipes in 2010-11, the lowest total of his lengthy career. A groin injury caused the 38-year-old netminder to miss the final 42 games of the regular season and all 11 of Detroit’s playoff contests.
The number of minutes (regular-season & playoffs) he has now logged since making his NHL debut (Oct. 15, 1993). He surpassed the cumulative 50,000 MIN mark on Dec. 19, 2010 during a home game against the Dallas Stars.