Ranking the Top Candidates for the Vezina Trophy in the 2014-15 Season

November 24th, 2014 by Steve Macfarlane Leave a reply »
Some of the faces are the same, but there has been a lot of movement in the Vezina Trophy race for the 2014 NHL season over the past month.

Darcy Kuemper of the Minnesota Wild was fourth just a few weeks ago but fell off the map with four losses in his last seven and an ugly two goals on two shots in a seven-minute appearance recently.

Others who are looking to move up the rankings are suffering because of their split roles. Ottawa Senators top gun Craig Anderson and cohort Robin Lehner are cutting into each other's playing time, which hurts Anderson despite his impressive .932 save percentage.

The situation is similar in St. Louis, where veteran Brian Elliott and Jake Allen are more likely to battle for the Jennings Trophy than the Vezina because of their timeshare. They've both got save percentages better than .930 and goals-against averages between 1.90 and 2.00.

Click ahead to see who the biggest risers and fallers are and who the new No. 1 is.

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