Pekka Rinne’s sixth shutout of the season last night in a 4-0 win over Minnesota, continued to bolster his case for NHL post season hardware.
Tim Thomas has been the odds on favorite since October for the Vezina Trophy (Best Goalie) but Rinne has been on a season long mission to close the gap in the critical save percentage and goals against statistical categories.
After last night’s contest, Rinne cut the gap in GAA to .07 with Thomas at 2.01 and Pekka at 2.08. In the GAA category, Thomas now leads .939 to .930. Traditionally, .930 has been the measuring stick for an outstanding season as few netminders attain that number.