Top 10 Teams in the Great Goalie Rankings
The Vezina Trophy is awarded every year to the National Hockey League's goaltender that is "adjudged to be the best at this position". Like every year, the 31 NHL goalies have been ranked as the league moves into the second half of the regular season. The top 10 positions are backed by the following:
1. Andre Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning- He is the No. 1 goalie on the league's No. 1 team.
2. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators- He has never won the Veniza trophy but has been a finalist three times.
3. Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets- He lost back-to-back games in regulation in mid-January for the first time this season.
4. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings- He's among the NHL goaltending leaders in every meaningful statistical category.
5. Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets- He has won the trophy twice. He finds himself this time at Rank 5.
6. Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals- He has won the most no. of regular season games since the start of 2014-15.
7. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins- He started the season 3-8-2. He reclaimed the net by winning 13 of 15 games.
8. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks- He would have been higher in the list if he had not suffered an injury on December 23.
9. Mike Smith, Calgary Flames- He won six straight games as the Flames moved up into a playoff position.
10. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers- He's on track to post his best save percentage in five years.
By: Anuja Arora