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Thomas is NHL's Second Star of the Week

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Boston, MA -- The NHL announced today that Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was named the Second Star of the Week for the week ending Sunday, November 2.

Thomas posted a 3-1-0 record with a 0.99 goals-against average and .970 save percentage in four games last week. He began the week by posting consecutive 1-0 shutout victories in Western Canada, making 27 saves at Edmonton Oct. 27 and 31 stops at Vancouver Oct. 28.

Thomas became the first Boston goaltender with consecutive shutouts since Apr. 3-5, 1999 (Byron Dafoe) and is only the second goaltender in NHL history to record consecutive 1-0 decisions on the road (Florida's Craig Anderson, Mar. 2-4, 2008).

Thomas closed out the week with 35-save efforts in a 3-2 loss at Calgary Oct. 30 and a 5-1 home victory over Dallas Nov. 1.  He currently leads all NHL goaltenders in save percentage (.944), is tied for the top spot in shutouts (two) and ranks second in goals-against average (1.83).

Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne shared First Star honors after posting ten, nine and nine points in four games respectively while Philadelphia’s Simon Gagne captured the Third Star with 3-5-8 totals in three games.

The Bruins return to action on Thursday, November 6 when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00 p.m. ET.
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