If Tim Thomas
continues playing like this, the Boston Bruins
are in for quite a season.
Thomas made 33 saves in his seventh straight win, and Brad Marchand
and Michael Ryder
had a goal and assist each to lift the Bruins to a 5-2 victory against the Buffalo Sabres
at HSBC Arena on Wednesday night.
Thomas (7-0-0), who entered with a 0.50 goals-against average after consecutive shutouts, had his shutout streak of 167 minutes, 12 seconds snapped when Drew Stafford
's second-period goal made it 4-1.
Thomas said he is playing his best hockey since making his NHL debut in October 2002, but it is not the fastest start of his career. He registered five shutouts in the first 10 games for Jokerit of the Finnish league during the work stoppage in 2004-05.