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Tim Thomas among the first six players voted to All-Star Game

Posted By DJ Bean On January 5, 2012 @ 11:17 am In General | No Comments

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas [1] was the top vote-getter in the fan voting portion of the All-Star Game selection process, meaning he will play in the game for the fourth consecutive time.

Thomas received 626,540 votes, which placed him more than 120,000 ahead of Toronto goalie James Reimer.

The 37-year-old Thomas is currently second in the NHL [2] in save percentage, behind teammate Tuukka Rask [3]. Thomas has a .940 save percentage and a 1.90 goals against average, the latter of which ranks third in the league. Rask leads the league with a 1.61 GAA.

Thomas was named the All-Star Game in 2008, 2009 and 2011. There was no All-Star Game in 2010 due to the Winter Olympics.

The Bruins’ goaltender was one of the first six players selected to the All-Star Game. Senators Erik Karlsson, Daniel Alfredsson [4], Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek and Maple Leafs [5] defenseman Dion Phaneuf were the are the other five. Later this month, 36 more players will be chosen and the teams will be determined by a fantasy draft.

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