Tuukka Rask Named Finalist For Vezina Trophy

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By Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka

dangolka (CBS) — By any measure, Tuukka Rask was one of many absolute best goaltenders within the NHL through the 2019-20 season. By some measures, he was the perfect within the enterprise.

It was no shock, then, that Rask was formally introduced as a finalist for this 12 months’s Vezina Trophy on Friday.

Rask, 33, received the Vezina as soon as earlier than, for his work through the 2013 lockout-shortened season.

This 12 months, in 41 begins, Rask went 26-8-6 with a .929 save share and a 2.12 goals-against common. He additionally recorded 5 shutouts.

NHL RANKINGS (AMONG GOALTENDERS WITH AT LEAST 35 GAMES PLAYED)

Save Share
1. Tuukka Rask, .929
2. Connor Hellebuyck, .922
3. Ben Bishop, .920
4. Robin Lehner, .920
5. Jacob Markstrom, .918

GAA
1. Tuukka Rask, 2.12
2. Carter Hart, 2.42
3. Ben Bishop, 2.50
4. Andrei Vasilevskiy, 2.56
5. Joradn Binnington, 2.56

Even-Power Save Share
1. Tuukka Rask, .939
2. Philipp Grubauer, .929
3. Connor Hellebuyck, .927
4. Corey Crawford, .926
5. Andrei Vasilevskiy, .925

Tuukka Rask (Picture by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Photographs)

The opposite finalists for this 12 months’s award are Connor Hellebuyck and Andrei Vasilevskiy.

The one knock on Rask could be his restricted enjoying time. With simply 41 video games performed, Rask ranks 15th within the NHL. Against this, Hellebuyck began 56 video games (secondin the NHL) whereas Vasilevskiy began 52 video games (tied for third). Regardless of that giant hole in enjoying time, Rask did nonetheless rank seventh within the NHL with 26 wins. Vasilevsky led the league with 35 wins, whereas Hellebuyck was second with 31.

The NHL sometimes palms out the awards in July, however given the distinctive circumstances this season, it’s not clear when the league will announce the winners of its awards this 12 months.

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