NHL.com will be running weekly installments of the Trophy Tracker series this season, looking at leaders for the Hart (MVP), Norris (top defenseman), Vezina (top goalie) and Calder (top rookie) trophies. Though there can be one winner for each award at the end of the season, five NHL.com writers per division will be ranking their top three for each award.
This week, the closest vote of the 16 was for the Vezina Trophy in the Honda West Division, where four goalies received first-place votes and seven voting points divided the leader from the goalie who came in third.
The writers who were part of that vote participated in a roundtable listing their reasons for picking the goalie they believe is the leader this week. That is below, but first here are the voting totals for each trophy in each division (points awarded on a 5-3-1 basis):