Vezina Trophy

Kiprusoff’s #34 To Be Retired by the Flames

In looking at the Calgary Flames and their history of goaltenders, there are really only two names that stand out. The first is Mike Vernon. Vernon, who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this November, helped the Flames win a Stanley Cup in 1989 while also accomplishing the following while with the […]

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Why Shesterkin Can Win The Vezina This Upcoming Season

Last year was a mixed bag for New York Rangers All-Star goaltender Igor Shesterkin. After struggling for much of the first half of the season, Shesterkin, 27, finished the regular season with a record of 37-13-0-8 with a 2.48 goals-against average, a .916 save percentage, and three shutouts. This was a far cry from the […]

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Linus Ullmark Captures Vezina Trophy & William Jennings Trophy

The Boston Bruins have found their rock in the net with Linus Ullmark, Jeremy Swayman isn’t too far from having a solid contention for the Bruins’ starting goaltender spot. However, Linus Ullmark started in goal 49 times for the Bruins, winning 40 games and losing seven. Ullmark posted a 40-6-1 record alongside his .938 save […]

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Barrasso Finally Gets His Due

With the Hockey Hall of Fame announcing its new class on Wednesday, June 21st, one should have noticed that there was a theme that really had not been present before. That theme was goaltenders. This year, the selection committee announced that three goaltenders would be going into its Hall of Fame. One of them was […]

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Rangers “King” Lundqvist Gets Elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame

With his number 30 already in the rafters at Madison Square Garden, former New York Rangers great Henrik Lundqvist will soon be remembered for his greatness at another hockey-related location. On Wednesday, June 21, the Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee announced that the man they call the “King,” who was in his first year […]

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Bobrovsky Finally Showing His Worth in This Year’s Playoffs

It has been a strange journey when it comes to goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers. On the first day of free agency in 2019, the Panthers signed Bobrovsky, 34, to a seven-year, $70 million contract. At the time, it seemed like an excellent deal for the Panthers as they were getting a goaltender […]

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Saros Has Done Everything He Can to Help The Predators

For much of the season, the Nashville Predators were an afterthought when it came to this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs. The team played mediocre and inconsistent hockey throughout the year, and because of that, they were on the outside looking in when it came to getting one of the eight spots for the postseason. Playing […]

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The Real Shesterkin Is Back

Occasionally, an NHL goaltender will have a great season, and then things will not go as smoothly the following season. That has definitely been the case this season for New York Rangers All-Star goaltender Igor Shesterkin. Last season, Shesterkin, 27, won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender when he went 36-13-0-4 with a […]

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What is the Vezina Trophy?

The Vezina Trophy is an annual award given to the NHL’s top goaltender during the regular season. The trophy was first awarded in 1927 and has a rich history of recognizing the league’s best netminders. Named after Georges Vezina, a goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens who died of tuberculosis in 1926, the award has become […]

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The Flames Need a Change

The Calgary Flames were one of the league’s best teams last season. They won the Pacific Division and were the league’s sixth-best team with a record of 50-21-11 and 111 points. The team made it to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs only to be ousted by their arch-rivals, the Edmonton Oilers, in […]

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