Tim Thomas Named NHL’s “First Star”

BOSTON (CBS) – Tim Thomas just keeps winning. Even off the ice.

Thomas was named the NHL’s “First Star of the Week” for the week of January 16-22. In that span the Bruin’s netminder won all three of his games, including a 7-0 shutout against the Carolina Hurricanes. It was Thomas’ NHL-leading seventh shutout of the season.

He followed the shutout with a season-high 43-save performance against those same Hurricanes in Carolina, and capped off the week with 32-saves in a 6-2 win over the Avalanche on Saturday. Thomas stopped all but four shots that came his way last week, finishing with a save percentage of .962.

Thomas was also named the NHL’s “First Star” the final week of October, after winning “Second Star” honors earlier in the month. He leads the NHL in goals against average (1.83) and save percentage (.945). Thomas has won 23 of the Bruins 27 games this season.

The 36-year-old is set to make his third straight All-Star appearance this weekend.

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