Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 4/7/12
The race for the Vezina trophy may come down to three finalists, but this year it’s a two horse race between Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick. To be fair, both are very deserving of the award. They have had tremendous years, and are clearly the two best goalies this year. While we have been spoiled by having the best goalie in the world in net, the Kings would not be anywhere even close to the playoffs without Quick. Even looking at the stats, there’s no clear cut winner between the two of them: Lundqvist: 39-17-5, 1.93 GAA, .931 SV%, 8 SOQuick: 35-21-12, 1.93 GAA, .929 SV%, 10 SO Before Quick gave up five goals to the Sharks, Quick’s numbers may have made him the front runner for the award. However, that five goal game gave Lundqvist the superior numbers heading into the season’s final game. The award is not just based on numbers though. Both goalies have a case for and case against that will be thought about by the GMs before a decision is made. The case for Lundqvist Lundqvist...
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