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Vezina Trophy Race

With less than a week left in the Regular Season, let’s take a look at how the Vezina Trophy, goalie of the year, race is shaping up.

5. Carey Price:

Coming off a career low season, Carey Price has definitely had a bounce back season, playing an instrumental role in Montreal being just one point out of the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Price has a goals against average of 2.50, save percentage of .917, and has recorded four shutouts.

With 34 wins, Price has the sixth most wins among goalies in 64 games played.

The 2015 Vezina Trophy winner is certainly looking back in true Carey Price form.

4. Marc-Andre Fleury:

Currently out with a mysterious lower body injury, Fleury has not played a game since March 15th.

However, with 35 wins Marc-Andre Fleury has the fourth most wins, and is tied for the most shutouts with eight.

With Vegas currently in third place in the Pacific Division, there is no debate the role that Fleury plays in the lineup.

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Marc-Andre Fleury also has a goals against average of 2.46, and a save percentage of .914 as he seeks his first Vezina Trophy.

3. Jordan Binnington:

Not only is Rookie Jordan Binnington drawing attention for the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year, he is also drawing attention for the Vezina Trophy, rightfully so.

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In just 29 games played, Binnington has won 21, and has recorded five shutouts.

Binnington also has the second best save percentage of .928, and the best goals against average of 1.85.

There is no doubt the impact that Jordan Binnington has had to the St. Louis Blues fighting their way back into a playoff spot, currently third in the Central just two points behind Nashville, and Winnipeg.

2. Andrei Vasilevskiy:

The 24 year old goalie is certainly having yet another remarkable season.

With the most wins with 37 in 51 games played, Vasilevskiy has the eighth best goals against average, and save percentage of 2.43, and .925 respectively.

On top of that Vasilevskiy has also recorded the third most shutouts with six.

With having such a strong team in front of him, Tampa Bay currently has 122 points with four games remaining, and solidified the Presidents’ Trophy with nine games remaining, it is truly hard to say that the Lightning would not be where they are without Vasilevskiy.

However, no one can take away what he has accomplished thus far and is in serious contention of his first Vezina Trophy.

1. Ben Bishop:

Currently day-to-day with a lower body injury, Ben Bishop is the front runner for the Vezina Trophy right now.

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In 45 games played, Bishop has won 26, and has also recorded six shutouts just like Vasilevskiy.

Bishop is one of the main reasons that the Dallas Stars are in the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, four points ahead of Colorado, and just three points behind St. Louis.

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On top of that, Ben Bishop also has the second best goals against of 2.03, and the best save percentage of .933.

Honorable Mention:

Darcy Kuemper:

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In his second season in Arizona, Kuemper has 25 wins in 52 games played, and now has the Arizona Coyotes just three points outside the second Wild Card spot with 82 points.

Kuemper also has recorded a save percentage of .922, a goals against average of 2.39, and four shutouts.

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