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In no surprise whatsoever, Henrik Lundqvist was named a finalist for the Vezina trophy this season. Lundqvist had by far the best season of his career this year, posting a 1.97 GAA (4th in the NHL), a .930 SV% (3rd), 39 wins (3rd), and 8 shutouts (3rd). Lundqvist was the rock in the Rangers net, and despite having his numbers slide a little bit in the final month of the year, when the Rangers had already sewn up a playoff spot and home ice advantage, Lundqvist still finished in the top five in each of the four major categories.
The other finalists are the Kings’ Jonathan Quick and the Predators Pekka Rinne. A table summarizing their main stats is below:
This is clearly a two horse race between Quick and Lundqvist. There’s no wrong choice here, but Lundqvist did play in the toughest division in hockey. That should play to the voters.
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The New York Rangers salvaged their season with an uber important 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators last night at Scotiabank Place, but goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was still fuming after the final buzzer, and he had every right to be. With 39 seconds left in the third period, Jason Spezza scored a goal that shouldn't have counted for two reasons:
1) The puck was clearly swiped...
To the surprise of no one (hence the sarcastic title), the National Hockey League has announced that New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been named a finalist for the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded to the League's best goaltender during the regular season. This is the fourth time in Lundqvist's seven-year career that he has been named a finalist for...
… seriously, have you EVER heard Henrik Lundqvist come out and say ANYTHING like this before? Absolutely not. So you know Henrik is totally pissed off over this. He’s right, someone wanted Ottawa back in this game. Probably the same people who wanted Philadelphia back in the Winter Classic game as well. It’s a total [...]
… Well deserved! Henrik was a BRICK WALL in the first round and really was the difference when the Senators turned up the tempo.
Henrik Lundqvist was upset with the controversial late goal by the Senators last night and spoke about it post-game.
I don’t know about you, but my feelings are the Rangers won the game, brush the goal off and move on.
Instead, Lundqvist went in the opposite direction.
Photo Credit: NorthJersey.com
With under a minute left in Game 6 of the New York Rangers- Ottawa Senators playoff series, Senators’ forward Chris Neil scored a goal, making it 3-2 Rangers while bringing the Senators within one goal. However, after a few replays, it apparently seemed as though Neil had illegally kicked the puck into a net, an illegal play which would have nullified...
The NHL has announced that Henrik Lundqvist along with the Kings' Jonathan Quick and the Predators' Pekka Rinne have been named finalists for this year's Vezina Trophy as voted by the general managers of each of the 30 clubs.The winner will be announced at the 2012 NHL Awards Show, June 20 at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas....a month ago I would have told you that...
New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Lightning center Steven Stamkos were named Friday as the finalists for the 2011-12 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy.
Lundqvist, who led New York to a first place finish in the Easter Conference, becomes the first goalie to finish in the top three in league MVP voting since 2006-07.
The Rangers netminder recorded...
Henrik Lundqvist gave a wink and a smile when asked about his postgame tirade after the New York Rangers stayed alive with a Game 6 win at Ottawa.
The usually mild-mannered star goalie, who could be in line to win the Vezina Trophy for the first time, wasn't really in the mood to rehash it. There are much bigger things on his mind and the minds of his teammates, like beating...
NEW YORK (April 25, 2012) — Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators are the three finalists for the 2011-12 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,” the National Hockey League announced today.
The general managers of the 30 NHL clubs submitted...
NEW YORK (April 27, 2012)—Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, center Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and center Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2011-12 Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded ” to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team,” the National Hockey League announced today.Continue reading "...
Excellent news for all three nominees for the Vezina Trophy. This is Rinne’s second straight nomination for the Vezina after finishing behind Tim Thomas last year.
The following is the press release obtained via the Predators public relations via the National Hockey League:
“LUNDQVIST, QUICK AND RINNE NAMED VEZINA TROPHY FINALISTS
NEW YORK (April 25, 2012) — Henrik Lundqvist...
For their next installment in their popular gaming franchise, EA Sports has opted to let fans ultimately decide which NHL player they want to adorn the cover of NHL 13. By creating a 60-player tournament bracket in which every organization was represented by two players, EA Sports has encouraged fans to get out and vote for their favorite player(s). I'm assuming that EA created...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, center Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and center Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the finalists for the Hart Trophy for the NHL's most valuable player in the regular season.
The winner will be announced June 20 at the NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas.
Lundqvist, also a finalist for...