NEW YORK -
The NHL announced today that goaltender Tim Thomas
has been named the First Star of the Week, for the week ending January 22. Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur are the second and third stars, respectively.
Thomas won all three of his starts last week for the Bruins, going 3-0-0 with one shutout and allowed just four goals on 106 shots (.962 save percentage). He made 31 saves in the club’s 7-0 win over the Hurricanes on Monday, January 17 and followed that up with a 43-save performance during Boston’s 3-2 win over Carolina on Tuesday. Thomas finished his week with a 32-save effort in Colorado on Saturday.
For the season, Thomas currently leads all NHL goaltenders in goals against average (1.83), save percentage (.945) and is tied for the league lead in shutouts with seven. This is his third separate “Star” honor of the season, as he was named the First Star of the Week (October 31) and Second Star of the Month (October) earlier this year.
The Boston Bruins Foundation will donate $1,000 in Thomas’ name to the children’s charity of his choice.
SECOND STAR - STEVEN STAMKOS, F, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
THIRD STAR - MARTIN BRODEUR, G, NEW JERSEY DEVILS
2010-11 Bruins “Stars”Tim Thomas
, First Star of the Week, Week ending October 31Tim Thomas
, Second Star of the Month, OctoberPatrice Bergeron
, Second Star of the Week, Week ending January 15Tim Thomas
, First Star of the Week, Week ending January 22