Found May 08, 2013 on Hockey Fan Land:
For the first time in NHL history, all of the finalists for the Vezina trophy hail from Europe. The award is handed out to the “best goalie” in the NHL and is voted on by the 30 NHL general managers. This season’s nominees are The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky, the New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist, and the San Jose Sharks’ Antti Niemi. Both Niemi and Lundqvist led their teams to the playoffs while Bobrovsky and the Blue Jackets missed out by just one point on the final day of the season.    All three goalies were born in Europe and learned their trade there. It’s the ninth consecutive season that at least one of the nominees for the Vezina trophy hails from Europe. Bobrovsky was born in Russia while Lundqvist is from Sweden and Niemi was born and raised in Finland.    The 24-year-old Bobrovsky almost single-handedly put Columbus in the playoffs as he kept the low-scoring team in just about every game this season. The Blue Jackets were hoping to make the postseason for ju...

Debunking the myth that Henrik Lundqvist isn’t a great playoff goalie

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) For reasons unbeknownst to me, some members of the national media seem to be under the impression that Henrik Lundqvist has been a failure as a playoff goaltender. I could understand that sentiment a little prior to last season, but a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2012 should have quashed any conversation about Lundqvist’s postseason struggles...

Sergei Bobrovsky Is A Vezina Trophy Finalist

(via Columbus Blue Jackets) What's worse than having a starting goaltender who ducks when a shot is coming towards him? A goaltender who used to play for your team, who was traded to a struggling franchise and then becoming a Vezina Trophy finalists. Former Flyers netminder Sergei Bobrovsky was named a finalst for the NHL's best goaltender. Bob, along with Antti Niemi and...

Henrik Lundqvist is a Vezina finalist…again

Henrik Lundqvist has been named a finalist for the Vezina trophy again, for the fifth time in his career. Lundqvist won the award last year, and will look to be the first back to back winner since Martin Brodeur (06-07, 07-08). The other finalists are Sergei Bobrovsky (Columbus) and Antii Niemi (SJ). Tweet

HockeyBuzz Wire: Bobrovsky, Lundqvist, Niemi Vezina Finalists Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks have been named finalists for the 2013 Vezina Trophy, awarded annually "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," as voted by the general managers of the 30 NHL clubs. This is the first time all three Vezina finalists...

Lundqvist is Vezina finalist again

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy for a fifth time. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks also are finalists announced Wednesday for the award given annually to the NHL's top goaltender. Lundqvist, the reigning Vezina winner, tied for the NHL lead in regular-season wins, posting a 24-16...

Antti Niemi among Vezina Trophy finalists

Antti Niemi has been the backbone to the Sharks all season long with exceptional play between the pipes, and now the goalie is being recognized for his efforts. Niemi was named one of this season’s three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, which goes to the league’s top netminder each year. Along with Niemi, the others who got dap from the NHL’s general managers are Sergei Bobrovsky...

Lundqvist Named Vezina Finalist

The NHL announced to today that Henrik Lundqvist along with Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jacket and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks have been named finalists for the 2013 Vezina Trophy. Lundqvist, who won the award last season, was tied for the League lead this season with 24 wins, and finished in the top seven in the League with a 2.05 GAA and .926 save percentage...

The Vezina Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (May 8, 2013) -- Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks are the three finalists for the 2012-13 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,” the National Hockey League announced today. Continue reading "The Vezina Trophy Finalists"

Thursday (5/9/13) Headlines

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