This last week has been an extremely trying and emotional week. I never thought I would see a time when I had to fight back more tears while walking around. I never thought I would see a time where watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs would seriously make me sick to my stomach. Today we will be at Philips. Today we will smile and have fun. And tomorrow? Tomorrow will be another day. I can’t worry about tomorrow today.
Today we can discuss more trophies!!
The Vezina Trophy was presented to the NHL by the Montreal Canadians in memory of Georges Vezina, the goalkeeper who collapsed during a game on November 28, 1925 and died of Tuberculosis a few days later. The Vezina trophy is given to the goalkeeper who is determined to be the best at their position. Initially this award was given based on the goalie who had the fewest number of goals throughout the season.
This season’s nominees are:
Regular Season record 38-15-7
Regular Season Record 33-22-9
And Tim Thomas
Regular Season Record: 35-11-9
Two of these three nominees are still leading their team strongly through the playoffs. It has been quite exciting to watch the talent of all three nominees throughout the playoffs this year.
The William M Jennings Trophy
This trophy goes to the goaltenders of the team who, during the regular season, had the fewest number of goals scored against them. This award was presented in 1981-1982 by the NHL Board of Governors to honor lat William M Jennings, longtime governor and president of the NY Rangers and one of the greatest builders of hockey in the United States.
The 2010-2011 Recipients of the William M Jennings trophy are:
Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks.
Luongo recorded his best goals-against average in his career with 2.11 and his best save percent with .928. His record was 38-15-7 in 60 games.
Schneider was third in the league with his .929 save percentage and was 4th with his goals against 2.23. He also tied the franchise record’s 10 game undefeated streak in his first 10 decisions this season.
The Vancouver Canucks are currently in the hunt to bring Lord Stanley home with them.
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