With the 2013-14 regular season rapidly coming to a close, NHL.com looks at some of its biggest storylines and award contenders.
Until last season, the Vezina Trophy belonged to the veterans of the goaltending position for much of the past two decades.
Starting with Dominik Hasek's first victory in 1994, there was an 18-season period where only twice did someone younger than 29 win the Vezina (Jim Carrey was 21 in 1996 and Jose Theodore was 25 in 2002). Sergei Bobrovsky won in his age-24 season in 2013, and it's likely someone is going to make it two in a row for the 28-and-under crowd this season.
Entering play Tuesday, the top six goaltenders in save percentage with at least 42 starts all are 27 years old or younger.