By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2013 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.
Tied for the league lead in shutouts with four other goalies. Registered three shutouts in the final month of the season stopping all 72 combined shots at Nashville (Apr. 14), vs. Phoenix (Apr. 22) and at Dallas (Apr. 27).
Saves he made in a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 10. It was the third-most saves that he made, in the regular season or playoffs, in his NHL career.
Consecutive games started at the end of the regular season, leading the Red Wings to a 7-5-3 finish. In all, he started 42 games.
The number of NHL goaltenders who assisted on at least one goal last season. Howard drew an assist on the first of Justin Abdelkader's three goals in a 5-1 win at Anaheim on March 22.
Number of wins, without a loss in regulation or overtime, that he had against Colorado, Edmonton and Nashville this season.
His combined goal-against average in 13 starts in April, making it the single-best GAA month of his NHL career.