“I wish it was like this all the time, but that’s not the nature of this beast.”
For now, however, Thomas is on top of his game and ranked high in the league as well. Entering Thursday night, his save percentage of .930% led the NHL, and he was 10th in the league for goals against.
Head coach Claude Julien was pleased the goalie’s effort, as well as the whole team’s work in Ottawa.
“We had a great start,” he told Rob Simpson after the game. “I thought we sat on our lead way too much, but at least we found a way to win, and this is a big two points for us.
“I think this has been a big challenge for us this week.
“The biggest test remains to be seen on Saturday [against the number one ranked Detroit Red Wings] on home ice.”