Apr 12, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) takes the ice before the game against the St. Louis Blues at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports


Jun 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky poses with the Vezina Trophy during the first intermission of game two of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

I know the Stanley Cup Final game 2 was last night but, there was something even more exciting that happened pre-game… and you all know what it is!

Sergei Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy!!!!!! He deserved it, and if he didn’t win it, there would have been some serious questioning about the integrity of the NHL Awards. It comes down to more than just he deserved it though, he earned it.

What a year Bobrovsky had, and at age 24 nonetheless, 7 years younger than the previous winner, Henrik Lundqvist. 21 wins, .932 save percentage, 2.00 goals against average…statistics like that are what lead him to rise above the competition.

Bobrovsky joins the ranks of goaltenders of elite stature, such as: Belfour, Roy, Hasek, Brodeur, Kiprusoff, Miller, and Lundqvist. To be etched into history with such company is an honor that Bobrovsky will remember forever; this memorable moment in franchise history is something that Blue Jackets fans can celebrate for years to come.

One thing I am looking forward to is Bobrovsky winning this title multiple times. Goalies are not known to hit their prime until later in their careers, however if Bobrovsky can continue to grow and mature, he has the potential to be a multiple year Vezina Trophy winner.

 Congratulations Sergei Bobrovsky!

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