Written by Dan Greene This year’s competition for the coveted Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL’s top goaltender during the regular season, is as tight and fierce as ever. Two of the finalists, Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo, have been nominated previously and Thomas has already won the trophy. Also, both of these elite goaltenders
Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks, Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins were named the three finalists for the 2010-11 Vezina Trophy. The Vezina is awarded to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position. The winner will be announced June 22 during the 2011 NHL
Out of all the NHL postseason awards in 2010-11, the race for the Vezina Trophy has featured Tim Thomas jogging alone with the rest of the League’s top goaltenders about five miles back. The Boston Bruins netminder still leads the League in goals against average (2.03), save percentage (.938) and is third in shutouts (7).
It is a rare occasion when Pekka Rinne is in the same building with a goalie that is his equal. As luck would have it for the playoff-pushing Predators, the Boston Bruins are in town. Rinne and Tim Thomas are two of the best in the NHL this season, virtual locks to be finalists for