Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas won two ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, capturing the awards for Best NHL Player and Best Championship Performance.
Thomas cruised through the regular season, posting a 2.00 goals against average - the single best mark ever recorded by a goalie - and a .938 save percentage. He stopped 1,699 of 1,811 shots faced last season and was awarded the Vezina Trophy for his outstanding season.
In the postseason, Thomas had a .940 save percentage and a league-leading 1.98 goals against average in 25 games in the postseason. He re-routed 798 of 849 shots faced during the playoffs. Thomas won the Conn Smythe Award at the conclusion of the postseason, honoring the best player in the playoffs.
Last season was Thomas' seventh in the NHL, but the 37-year-old netminder has been around the game of hockey for a long time, dating back to his college days in 1993-94 at the University of Vermont. In addition, Thomas has played in the IHL, Finland, Sweden, WC-A, AHL and the Olympics.
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