Colorado Avalanche goatender Semyon Varlamov had a 41-14-6 record this season. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
The trophy is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position."
Bishop had a Tampa Bay record .924 save percentage this season, with had five shutouts and a 2.23 goals-against average.
Rusk was the only NHL goaltender to rank in top five in each of the major statistical categories: He was first in the league with seven shutouts, ranked second in save percentage (.930), fourth in goals-against average (2.04) and fifth in wins.
Varlamov led the NHL with 41 victories and also topped the league in shots faced and saves.
Each is a finalist for the first time. Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets won the award last season.