Canadiens' Price nominated for more post-season hardware
Montreal goaltender Carey Price has already been nominated for the prestigious Vezina (top goaltender) and Hart (most valuable player) trophies, and on Tuesday, he was named a finalist for yet another award: the Ted Lindsay Award.
Unlike the Hart and Vezina, which are decided by the media, the Ted Lindsay Award is given to the most outstanding player in the league as decided by the players. The Ted Lindsay Award has been given to a goaltender just three times since it came into existence at the conclusion of the 1971-72 season.
The NHLPA said in a press release that it chose Price as a finalist based on his value to his team and his incredible statistics this season.
"[Price] helped lead the Canadiens to the second best record in the NHL," the NHLPA said in the press release. "Price led the league in wins (44 – a new franchise-best), goals-against average (1.96) and save percentage (.933), which earned him finalist nominations for the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Vezina Trophy."
Price is a first-time finalist for the award and would become just the second Canadiens player in franchise history to win it after Guy Lafleur secured the honor three times (1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78).
Price's fellow nominees include Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.
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