A win in last year’s NHL All-Star game and a seven-game playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens silenced some of the critics.
But coming into this season, doubting Tim Thomas (especially in Canada) was a national pastime few wanted to give up. Well now the Boston Bruins goaltender might be heading in the other direction — toward icon status at the highest level of hockey.
Thomas won two shootouts (one for the Bruins, one for the Eastern Conference), lost one and stopped 77 of 87 shots in regulation and overtime over the course of three games. And for his efforts, he is my Bruin of the Week. (more…)