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
Tuukka so good when the Vezina nomination came his way he instinctively kicked it to the side boards to start a breakout.— Jeff Israel (@jeffisrael25) May 8, 2013
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.