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Tim Thomas Named All-Star Starter

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Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins reacts to the win over the New Jersey Devils on November 15, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins reacts to the win over the New Jersey Devils on November 15, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-3. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) –  Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas will be between the pipes for the NHL’s All-Star game later this month.

Thomas was named one of the games six starters on Thursday, with the other five hailing from Ontario-based teams. He led all goaltenders with 626,540 votes.

Thomas is 17-6 this season and ranks third in the NHL in goals against average (1.90) and second in save percentage (.940).

Stats: Bruins Regular Season Stats

Senators Erik Karlsson, Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza were among the First Six All-Stars named, joined by surprise addition Milan Michalek, who used a strong last-day push to oust Toronto’s Phil Kessel for the final forward spot.

Kessel had been among the top-three in forward voting throughout the balloting process. Toronto captain Dion Phaneu was the lone Maple Leaf to make the starting six.

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The NHL All-Star game will be played January 29 at Scottia Bank Place in Ottawa.

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