Shesterkin wins Vezina Trophy as NHL's top goaltender
Jacob Markstrom of the Calgary Flames and Juuse Saros of the Nashville Predators were the other finalists. The NHL's 32 general managers voted to determine the winner at the end of the regular season. Here are the results:
|1||Igor Shesterkin (NYR)||154||(29-3-0)|
|2||Jacob Markstrom (CGY)||53||(0-14-11)|
|3||Juuse Saros (NSH)||32||(0-9-5)|
|4||Frederik Andersen (CAR)||21||(1-3-7)|
|5||Andrei Vasilevskiy (TB)||14||(1-2-3)|
|6||Ilya Sorokin (NYI)||11||(1-1-3)|
|T7||Thatcher Demko (VAN)||1||(0-0-1)|
|T7||Ville Husso (STL)||1||(0-0-1)|
|T7||Tristan Jarry (PIT)||1||(0-0-1)|
Arguably the key to the Rangers' success in 2021-22, Shesterkin led all NHL goalies who played at least 25 games with a career-best .935 save percentage and 2.07 goals against average across 53 appearances.
Shesterkin, who was also nominated for the Hart Trophy, posted the league's third-best goals saved above average (22.34) and second-best goals saved above expected (21.08) at five-on-five, according to Evolving Hockey.
The 26-year-old helped propel the Rangers to a surprising second-place finish in the Metropolitan Division with a 36-13-4 record and six shutouts.
Markstrom, 32, paced all netminders with nine shutouts. He boasted a 37-15-9 record while piloting the Flames to a finish atop the Pacific Division.
The Swede rebounded fantastically after a tough first season in Calgary, rocking a career-best 2.22 goals against average and a sparkling .922 save percentage.
Saros put the Predators on his back en route to an unexpected playoff appearance after authoring a .918 save percentage and 2.64 goals against average in a league-leading 67 outings.
The busiest goaltender out of the trio of finalists, Saros faced 2,107 shots this season, emerging with a 38-25-3 record. Those 38 victories trailed only Andrei Vasilevskiy and Sergei Bobrovsky for the most wins in 2021-22.
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