Lundqvist finally takes home the Vezina

June 20, 2012, by

For the first four months of the season, the Vezina was a foregone conclusion. Henrik Lundqvist had the award wrapped up. Then along came Jonanthan Quick and his stellar last two months to get the Kings to the playoffs. After that, there was much debate over who should win. There was no wrong choice, both deserved the award, but in the end it was Henrik Lundqvist winning the award after his fourth nomination.

Lundqvist finished the season with a 39-18-5 record, a 1.97 GAA, a .930 SV%, and 8 shutouts. Quick finished with a 35-21-13 record, a 1.95 GAA, a .929SV%, and a league leading 10 shutouts. Both were equally deserving, and it was nice to see Hank finally get the nod in what turned out to be a lopsided vote. Hank had 17 first place votes, Quick had six.

Ryan Callahan (Mark Messier Award) and John Tortorella (Jack Adams) finished as runner-ups (runners-up?) for their respective awards. Hank lost out on the Hart Trophy to Evgeni Malkin.

Categories : Awards


  1. Walt says:

    And well deserved!!

    Great job Hank, we all love ya.

  2. rob sahm says:

    now he really truly is the king well deserved now its the cup as his next quest.

  3. Rickyrants13 says:

    Cngrats Hank but you got pobed of the Hart. There is no way EM was more important to his team as Hank was to his.

    • Rickyrants13 says:

      I dont understand this site When I type on here so many letters dont show up. Or there is no seperation. Without proof reading everything Its allways messed up. Why is that???

  4. Chris F says:

    A (The) King Is Crowned!

  5. MBN says:

    Congrats to Hank on a well-deserved honor. I am very happy he also finished 2nd for the Hart to a guy who had a simply fantastic season, Malkin. No shame there.

    Kind of surprised that Torts came in 2nd. I thought he would be 3rd.