Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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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 of the Blue Jackets (#LUMBUS!) and Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers. Here’s more from David Pollak: Niemi tied for the NHL lead with 24 wins with Lundqvist and Minnesota’s Niklas Backstrom, and played more minutes — 2,580:46 — than any goalie this season. His 2.16 goals-against average was 10th-best in the league and his .924 save percentage was seventh. Bobrovsky had the best personal stats of the finalists with a 2.00 goals-against average and .932 save percentage, but voters could take into account the fact Columbus missed the playoffs. Lundqvist’s key numbers were a 2.05 goals-against average and .926 s...
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