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Bower, Johnny
Sawchuk, Terry

Toronto Maple Leafs
1964-65

For the first time in NHL history, two names were engraved on an NHL trophy for the same year after JOHNNY BOWER and TERRY SAWCHUK shared the goaltending duties that season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing 34 and 36 games respectively. Allowing a combined league-low 173 goals against, SAWCHUK earned his fourth career VEZINA TROPHY and BOWER his second. Despite finishing fourth in the six-team loop, the Leafs played a stingy defensive style allowing their goaltenders an opportunity to shine. SAWCHUK'S record was 17-13-6 with one shutout and a 2.56 goals-against average compared to BOWER'S 13-13-8 record, three shutouts and a league-best 2.38 goals-against average. Roger Crozier of Detroit was the trophy's runner-up.



Bower, Johnny & Sawchuk, Terry


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