Pekka Rinne nominated again for Vezina Trophy

April 17, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save in the second period of game four of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators has been nominated as a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top goaltender, once again. This will be his second trip to Las Vegas for the NHL Awards, after he finished 2nd to Boston's Tim Thomas last summer. The trophy is voted on by the league's general managers, and considers only work done in the regular season.


Pekka Rinne

#35 / Goalie / Nashville Predators

6-5

209

Nov 03, 1982

Why He'll Win: Led the NHL in Wins, Games Played

Why He Won't: Lundqvist gets all the press



GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Pekka Rinne 73 4169 43 18 8 166 2.39 2153 1987 .923 5

The other nominees are...


Henrik Lundqvist

#30 / Goalie / New York Rangers

6-1

195

Mar 02, 1982

Why He'll Win: Big name, Big Market

Why He Won't: Rinne has more Wins, Quick's numbers are better everywhere else



GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Henrik Lundqvist 62 3754 39 18 5 123 1.97 1753 1630 .930 8


Jonathan Quick

#32 / Goalie / Los Angeles Kings

6-1

212

Jan 21, 1986

Why He'll Win: Led the NHL in Shutouts, stellar work on a team with 29th-ranked offense

Why He Won't: This is his first year on the main stage, West Coast is off the radar.



GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2011 - Jonathan Quick 69 4099 35 21 13 133 1.95 1863 1730 .929 10

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