JACQUES PLANTE of the Montreal Canadiens followed in the footsteps of two former Hab greats by becoming only the third NHL netminder to win the VEZINA TROPHY in three consecutive seasons. Also named to the Second All-Star Team, PLANTE led the Habs to a first overall finish with a league-low 119 goals against. As a team, Montreal allowed 158 goals. During PLANTE'S 57 appearances in the regular season, he set league-marks of 34 wins, nine shutouts and a 2.11 goals-against average. Lorne Worsley and Marcel Paille of the Rangers were the trophy's runners-up.