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2 U’s 2 K’s 2 Good for a Vezina


The Vezina Nominations were just announce and Tuukka Rask didn't make the cut. Whaaaaaa!?!?

Bobrovksy, Niemi and Lundqvist are your finalists.

Bobrovsky: 21 wins in 37 GS, 1010 SVs, .932 SV%, 2.00 GAA, 4 SO

Niemi: 24 wins in 43 GS, 1127 SVs, .924 SV%, 2.16 GAA, 4 SO

Lundqvist: 24 wins in 43 GS, 1102 SVs, .926 SV%, 2.05 GAA, 2 SO

As our buddy Cornelius pointed out, the finalists are goalies with the best SV% who faced 1000+ shots. Rask didn't quite hit that mark. He didn't have the games started or total saves as the other three but he led the league in SOs and his GAA & SV% makes him better suited for that third nomination slot.

Rask: 19 wins in 34 GS, 910 SVs, .929 SV%, 2.00 GAA, 5 SOs


Bobrovsky is going to win this award hands down. Shouldn't be close. Would've nice to seen Rask get a nod, but oh well. A Stanley Cup and a Conn Smythe is better anywyas.

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