The Vezina Trophy has been awarded since 1927, but for the first 55 years it was given to the goaltender with the lowest goals-against average. The Jennings Trophy was added 30 years ago for the lowest GAA, leaving general managers to determine the Vezina as the NHL's best goalie regardless of statistics. Only 10 times in the Last 30 years has a goalie won the Vezina and the Jennings in the same year. Blues goalies Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott will share the Jennings after allowing just 1.89 goals per game this season. Picking one over the other for the Vezina is difficult enough, but selecting a third goalie over both is tougher. Good luck. Votes could come down to games played. Halak and Elliott also could cancel out one another. Elliott led the league with a 1.56 goals-against average and .940 save percentage and was second with nine shutouts while posting a 23-10-4 record for the Blues. Halak was 26-12-7 with a 1.97 GAA (fourth), a .926 save percentage (sixth) and six shutouts (fifth) while playing eight more games (46) than Elliott did (38).
Lundqvist deserves Vezina
Buffalo News | Apr 16