Tuukka Rask named best league’s best net minder
The Boston Bruins did not bring home the most coveted piece of hockey hardware, but they did add to the trophy case. Goaltender Tuukka Rask was named the NHL‘s best goaltender, picking up the Vezina Trophy. Teammate Patrice Bergeron won two awards- the Selke Trophy given to the league’s best defensive forward, and the NHL Foundation Players Award.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara finished second to Chicago’s Duncan Keith for the Norris Trophy, given to the league’s best defenseman.
Rask went 36-15-6 with a 2.04 goals against average, and a league leading seven shut outs.
It was the third time in six years that a Boston goaltender won the prestigious award. Tim Thomas won the Vezina twice following the 2008-2009 and 2010-2011 seasons.