Thomas Wins 2 Espy Awards Including Best Championship Performance
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BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas keeps winning awards this offseason.
True to the real awards he won during the regular season and playoffs, Thomas took home a pair of ESPY’s Wednesday night winning Best Championship Performance and Best NHL Player.
Thomas allowed just eight goals during the Bruins seven-game Stanley Cup Final series against the Vancouver Canucks, stopping 238 of the 246 shots the high-scoring Canucks sent his way. He was awarded the Conn Smythe for his Finals performance posting two shutouts, including a 37-save effort in Boston’s clinching Game 7.
“There are so many great athletic performances this year. It’s incredible to win an award like this will all the competition,” Thomas said at the award show. “It’s an individual award, and I couldn’t have won it without my teammates. We were a true team this year.”
Thomas also won his second Vezina Trophy for Best Goaltender in the regular season. He led the NHL with a 2.00 Goals Against Average and set a new NHL record with a .938 save percentage.
Thomas’ performance during the Stanley Cup Final was legendary, but was it the best in Boston sports history? Whose performance in a Championship stands up to Timmy’s?