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Tim Thomas named NHL’s First Star of the Week

The NHL [1] announced Monday that Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas [2] has been named the First Star of the Week for the week ending on Jan. 22. Thomas went 3-0-0 over three starts last week, recording a shutout against the Hurricanes Monday and following it with a season-high 43-save effort on Monday. He made 32 saves in the team’s 3-2 win over the Avalanche on Saturday.

Thomas, who will play in this weekend’s All-Star Game, leads the NHL [3] in goals against average (1.83), save percentage (.945), and his tied with Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist [4] for the league lead with seven shutouts. He is second in wins with 23.

This is the fourth time this season a Bruins player has received a “Star” distinction. Thomas was the First Star of the Week for the week ending on Oct. 31 and was October’s Second Star of the Month. Patrice Bergeron [5] was named Second Star of the Week for the week ending on Jan. 15.