LAS VEGAS — For the second year in a row, Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy after winning it last season. This year he registered a league-leading 42 wins a mere 13 losses. He saved 92.5 percent of shots he faced and allowed an average of just 2.07 goals per game, placing second in the league.
Nevertheless, Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets was even better, winning the award. He posted a 41-17 record and led the league in both save percentage (.931) and goals-against average (2.06). It is Bobrovsky’s second Vezina win.
“Pricey, Holts, congrats on great year,” Bobrovsky said in his victory speech.
The Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price finished third.