Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 11/13/14

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Adam Proteau at The Hockey News tells us why Henrik Lundqvist won the Vezina Trophy over Jonathan Quick...

"There's no doubt Quick was incredible for the Kings during L.A.'s Stanley Cup-winning run, but it took Quick a couple months (along with the rest of his teammates) to consistently perform at that level.

Lundqvist, on the other hand, was tremendous for the Blueshirts right out of the gate and did it all season long to lead his team to the best record in the Eastern Conference. That consistency is much appreciated by the GM community, which is likely one of the reasons he got the nod."

2011-12 Stats:

Henrik Lundqvist - 39-18-5, .930 sv. %, 1.97 GAA and 8 SO

Jonathan Quick - 35-21-13, .929 sv. %, 1.95 GAA and 10 SO

...while Proteau thinks it's consistency that clinched the Vezina for Hank over Quick, I think it had more to do with the final regular season standings. Their numbers were so similar and both were relied on so much by their teams, I think it ultimately came down to the GMs looking at Hank leading the Rangers to the top of the Eastern Conference, while Los Angeles struggled to make the playoffs.

...if the Vezina did include post season play, I think Quick gets the nod.

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