By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
The National Hockey League announced Friday afternoon that Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy. The award is given each season to the NHL’s best goaltender, as voted on by the league’s general managers.
The 32-year-old Rask had a 26-8-6 record with five shutouts before play stopped in March. His 2.12 goals against average was best in the league among qualified goalies, while his 92.9 save percentage was good enough for second behind former Bruin Anton Khudobin (93-percent).
Rask previously won the Vezina in 2014. A win this year would make Boston’s netminder the sixth player in the modern era to win the award multiple times. Former Bruin Tim Thomas is the most recent goalie to accomplish the feat (2009, 2011).
Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebucyk and Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy are the other two finalists this season. The winner will be announced during this year’s conference finals.