Detroit Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard Has Shot To Capture Calder Trophy

February 28th, 2010 by Matt G Leave a reply »
When the medals are handed out and the Olympic hockey tournament comes to an end, the race for the NHL playoffs will be just getting started. At the beginning of the season, most Red Wing fans probably didn’t think that Jimmy Howard would outplay Chris Osgood, the starting goaltender from last year’s Stanley Cup Finals, and snatch the starting goaltender position away from him. With his strong play Howard has, and with that strong play also comes another tremendous opportunity. The opportunity to join former Red Wing’s goaltending greats, Terry Sawchuck, Glen Hall, and Roger Crozier as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year and Calder Trophy Winner. In order to put himself in a position to contend for the Calder trophy, Howard has put together 21 wins in 43 games. Those 21 wins are most among rookie goalies and fifteenth among all goalies. League leader Jonathan Quick has 35 wins, but has also played in a whopping 55 games. Howard’s 2.28 GAA (Goals Against Average) places him second among rookie goalies, only behind Boston’s Tuukka Rask who holds a 2.08 GAA, and sixth in the entire NHL. Howard’s .927 save percentage is also second behind Rask, who is barely ahead at .928. At .9 ...

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