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12-18-2012, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas View Post
Neck and neck for the Vezina doesn't mean a whole lot at that time. Up until 1982 (?) it was just a statistical award, not voted by the league's GMs. Newspapers often noted GA in "league-wide" articles as a result. Equivalent to saying Crosby and Ovechkin are neck and neck for the Art Ross.
Right, but literally one goal is the difference, and that wasn't on Lumley. He outplayed Sawchuk in terms of GAA. Glenn Hall won the 1955 Vezina for Sawchuk. If it was actually given to the goalie with the best GAA, Lumley would have two and Sawchuk only 3, one being in tandem with Bower

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