Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby is a finalist to win the Vezina Trophy for the second consecutive year.
Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens were the other finalists announced Saturday, for the trophy awarded to the goalie adjudged to be the best at this position.
The winner will be announced at the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 21 (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN).
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Holtby lead the League with nine shutouts and his 42 wins were tied for first with Cam Talbot of the Edmonton Oilers. Holtby, who made 63 starts, was also second in goals-against average (2.07) and fourth in save percentage (.925) among goalies who made at least 25 appearances. He and Bobrovsky are the only two goaltenders to rank in the top five in each category.
Bobrovsky is a two-time finalist who won the trophy in 2013. He set a Blue Jackets record with 41 wins (in 63 starts) and led the League with a 2.06 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage, and his seven shutouts tied for third behind Holtby and Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins (eight). Bobrovsky's 14-game winning streak from Nov. 29 to Jan. 3 tied for the second longest in League history (Gilles Gilbert of the Boston Bruins won 17 straight during the 1975-76 season).
Price, who won the Vezina and Hart Trophies in 2015, finished 37-20-5 with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage in 62 starts. He began the season 10-0-0 with a .957 save percentage and won 13 of 19 starts after Claude Julien replaced Michel Therrien as coach on Feb. 14.
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