Granted there are only two players to choose from for this award, so the work is already cut for you.
And though it is quite clear now that John Gibson is the nominee, I was quite skeptical of his abilities to deliver as a number one goaltender in the beginning of the season.
I thought that if the Anaheim Ducks fail to make the play-offs this season, it would be because the Gibson experiment didn’t go as planned.
And for a while that’s what it looked like.
His back-up Jonathan Bernier was outperforming him in the first two months posting a .932 save % to Gibson’s below league average .912.
Fast forward to now where he is top-15 in wins, save percentage and GAA.
Thanks to a great January where he stopped .946 % of the shots he faced and posted two shutouts.