NHL Awards: Andrei Vasilevskiy wins Vezina for best goalie

Tampa Bay Times
NHL Awards: Andrei Vasilevskiy wins Vezina for best goalie
NHL Awards: Andrei Vasilevskiy wins Vezina for best goalie

Andrei Vasilevskiy made flashy saves look easy and stole wins as the Lightning ran away with the Presidents' Trophy. The goalie's personal numbers weren't on the same historic level, but they were more than enough to earn Vasilevskiy the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender at the NHL Awards show on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. His win wasn't a given, but the 24-year-old made a clear case for the Vezina in his regular season, putting up career numbers. He was sixth in save percentage (.925) and ninth in goals-against average (2.40). Perhaps more important, he backstopped the league's best team in its historic 62-win regular season, finishing first in the league with 39 wins. Vasilevskiy

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

What to Read Next