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Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski talk about the highs and lows of the NHL Awards.
Let it never be said that the Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t have a remarkable regular season in 2018-19. Look no further than Nikita Kucherov, who added the Hart Trophy to a case that already included the Art Ross and the Ted Lindsay after tonight’s NHL Awards. The Hart was the fourth award for the Lightning at the awards, along with Andrei Vasilevskiy’s Vezina win. My ballot for the Hart Trophy: 1. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning; 2. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins; 3. Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues; 4. Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins; 5. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals. As you’ll see on the PHWA ballot, Kucherov won this in a rout:
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy wins the Vezina Trophy, the third piece of hardware the team has collected at the NHL Awards so far. He earned 28 of 31 possible first-place votes, so this was a landslide over Ben Bishop of the Dallas Stars and third-place Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders. But as you’ll see here, the voting by the general managers was all over the place. And by that I mean we’re currently living in a world where Anaheim’s John Gibson, of the plus-18.66 goals saved above league average, had the same number of votes as Jacob Markstrom of the Canucks, who had a plus-3.92 GSAA. What a farce.