Former UMaine goalie Ben Bishop will find out tonight if he wins the NHL Vezina Trophy for best goalie in the league. The Dallas Stars goalie had a big year and one of three finalists for the award.

His competition is Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy and New York Isles goalie Robin Lehner.

Bishop's .934 SV% not only led the NHL but it was the best for any goalie in the league since the 2012-13 season.

He had a goals against average of 1.98 while posting seven shutouts and went 27-15-2 for the Stars and their first year coach, former Black Bear captain Jim Montgomery.

This is the third time in Bishop's NHL career that he has been a finalist for the Vezina.

He played for the Black Bears from 2005 to 2008, winning 55 games in three seasons.

NOTE: Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron is a finalist for the Selke Award (top defensive forward). He has won the award four times. No one has won the Selke five times...And, Bruins GM Don Sweeney is one of the three finalists for the General Manager of the Year...The NHL Awards night take place in Las Vegas.

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