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Ben Bishop’s Season

from Josh Lile of the Dallas News,

Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop is having arguably the best season of his solid career. His .933 save percentage and 2.05 goals against average are both high water marks in a career that has already made him a finalist for the Vezina Trophy (awarded to the league's top net minder) twice.

A third nomination this year, which seems like a forgone conclusion at this point, would put Bishop in some special company. He would become the 12th goalie since 1981 (when voting for the award became a thing) to be a finalist three times. Carey Price could also join this list with a nomination.

Every goalie since 1981 who has been nominated four times has won the trophy at least once. Only Miika Kipprusoff has picked up the trophy among the soon-to-be foursome who have three nominations. Roberto Luongo, Curtis Joseph, and potentially Ben Bishop have (or never will in the case of the other two) won the award.

Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the two most likely to win the hardware at this point.

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