The Boston Bruins Tim Thomas
became the first goalie ever to win three consecutive All-Star games as Team Lidstrom defeated Team Stall 11-10 Sunday afternoon at RBC Center in Raleigh, NC.
Thomas was in the Team Lidstrom net for for the third period and allowed four goals on 15 shots, but his teammates were able to score four of their own to give the blue squad the 11-10 win over B's teammate Zdeno Chara
's white-clad Team Staal.
“I don’t think people are checking out All-Star records...but it definitely meant something to me,” Thomas said. “I was hoping to play the third period so that I would be in position to [be the goalie of] record.
“But having said that, it got to be nerve wracking because I didn’t want to lose the game for the team either.”
Despite being on the opposing team, Chara, Thomas’ captain in Boston was happy to see "The Tank" get the win.
“I mean we had some great chances and everybody knew Timmy is very competitive," said Chara. "We had some big shots and he made some big saves.
"You know he made one on me, he got kind of lucky...but that’s the way it goes."
Chara, who won the Hardest Shot competition Saturday night with a record 105.9 mph blast during the NHL SuperSkills, ended today’s game with two assists, a plus-one rating and 20:07 time on ice
“It’s a privilege, it’s an honor,” said Chara of representing Boston in Raleigh. “These memories...you know you can’t really replace them with anything.
“There’s only so many opportunities you might get to be at the All-Stars and meet players like this in your career," added CHara. "You have to enjoy it and be happy that you’re here.
"I’m very humbled and honored.”---Hannah Becker