BOSTON, MA - The National Hockey League announced today that Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has been named to the Eastern Conference team in the 2008 NHL All-Star Game. The 2008 NHL All-Star game will be played on Sunday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m. ET at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
This marks Thomas' first appearance in the NHL All-Star Game. Thomas, 33, currently leads all NHL goaltenders with a .930 save percentage, a ranking he has held most of the season, and he is eighth overall in the league with a 2.30 goals against average. He has played in 31 of Boston's 47 games this season with a 15-11-3 record and one shutout in those contests. The 5'11, 200 lb. native of Flint, Michigan has won his last two games and is 5-2-0 in his last seven starts. He has allowed two-goals-or-less in 18 of his 29 complete games this season, including his fifth career shutout in a 2-0 win over Washington on January 3.
The Bruins are in action tonight when they take on the Canadiens at the Bell Centre in Montreal at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Boston returns home to the TD Banknorth Garden at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24 when they host the New York Islanders.