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Tim Thomas to start for Bruins vs. Sharks

Posted By DJ Bean On February 5, 2011 @ 12:31 pm In General | No Comments

Bruins coach Claude Julien [1] told the media Saturday that Tim Thomas [2] will be between the pipes when the B’s take on the Sharks in a 1 p.m. matinee. San Jose will counter with Antti Niemi.

Thomas, in the midst of a career year, leads the league in both goals against average (1.82) and save percentage (.945) and is tied for the NHL [3] lead in shutouts (7) and wins (25). In his last start, he made 24 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes Monday in Carolina. Niemi is 14-3-3 this season with a 2.75 GAA and .911 save percentage.

Bruins forward Daniel Paille [4] will serve the first game of his four-game suspension Saturday and will be eligible to return Feb. 15 against the Maple Leafs.


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