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The Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league’s top goalie in the regular season.
Vasilevskiy, a finalist for the second straight season, is joined by the Stars’ Ben Bishop — who mentored Vasilevskiy while he was the Lightning’s No. 1 from 2013-17 until a trade to clear the way for Vasilevskiy — and the Islanders’ Robin Lehner.
Vasilevskiy posted a league-leading 39 victories and was in the top 10 in shutouts (six, tied for fourth), save percentage (.925, sixth) and goals-against average (2.40, ninth).
Bishop, a finalist for the third time (including 2013-14 with the Lightning), went 27-15-2 and led the league in save percentage (.934) and was second in goals-against average (1.98) and third in shutouts (seven) to backstop the Stars to their first playoff berth since 2015-16.
Lehner had a career-high 25 victories and was in the top five in save percentage (.930, second), goals-against average (2.13, third) and shutouts (six) as he helped the Islanders to their first playoff appearance since 2015-16.
The winner, chosen by the league’s general managers, will be announced June 19 at the NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas.