Henrik Lundqvist’s long wait to win the Vezina Trophy finally ended Wednesday night, as one of hockey’s good guys came away with the ultimate goalie prize.
Rangers star Henrik Lundqvist uttered the expletive under his breath — but right into the microphone — during his acceptance speech, resulting in some hoots, hollers and a hearty applause from the surprised crowd.
The Rangers’ tireless Swedish netminder won the award on his fourth nomination, going 39-18-5 with five shutouts and a 1.97 goals-against average while leading the Rangers to the Eastern Conference’s best regular-season record.
Rangers head coach John Tortorella is one of three candidates for the NHL’s Jack Adams Trophy that goes to the best head coach in the league. It is not the award he wanted to receive.
Henrik Lundqvist vs. Jonathan Quick. The Vezina Trophy race has been described as a dead-heat. Well, is it?
Lundqvist continues to take his game to new heights. ‘King Henrik’ is starting to earn Hart Trophy consideration as he leads the NHL in save percentage and shutouts.
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