Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell put it best during the long-and-winding Stanley Cup run when he was pondering the race for the Conn Smythe Trophy.
"They're thinking about the other big trophy," he said of his teammates.
But Kings goalie Jonathan Quick would get to hold two big trophies the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe, becoming the third American-born winner of the trophy awarded to the player judged most valuable to his team during the playoffs.
Will it be a hat trick of major trophies for Quick?
Quick is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, given to the top goaltender, and the winner will be announced Wednesday night at the NHL Awards at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.
It is voted on by NHL general managers and is based on regular-season performance. The other nominees are Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators. Lundqvist, also nominated for the Hart Trophy (most valuable player, regular season), is considered the Vezina...