Montreal’s Carey Price wins Vezina Trophy as top goalie

Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards show Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price poses on the red carpet before the NHL Awards show Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens has won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie.

Price accepted his second major trophy Wednesday night during the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas.

Price also won the Ted Lindsay Award for the league’s top player as selected by the players, and he is a candidate for the Hart Trophy as the league MVP.

Price got 27 of the 30 first-place votes for his first Vezina Trophy after leading the NHL with 44 victories, a 1.96 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage. He is the first goalie to lead the league in all three categories since Chicago’s Ed Belfour in 1991, who won the Vezina that year.

Nashville’s Pekka Rinne and Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk finished well behind Price in the voting.

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