Rinne led the NHL with 43 wins, while Quick led in shutouts with a team-record 10, while Lundqvist tied for the league lead (for goalies who played more than 40 games) with a .930 save percentage. All three of this year's nominees are still alive in the postseason, although Lundqvist is in a Game 7 Thursday night (7:30 ET, NBC Sports Network) against the Ottawa Senators.
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith is probably the goalie with the right to feel snubbed in the balloting. His .930 save percentage and 2.21 goals-against average were the better than Rinne's numbers. He had a record of 38-18-10. Rinne had a 2.38 goals-against average and .922 save percentage.
Quick and Lundqvist both had goals-against average under 2.00. Smith and Lundqvist both had eight shutouts, and Rinne had five.
Rinne was among the NHL's busiest netminders this season, leading the NHL in shots faced (2,153) and saves (1,987), tying for first place in appearances (73) and ranking second in starts (72) and minutes played (4,168:52)