According to ESPN Tim Thomas’ numbers are very impressive and hard to top. Consider last season Bruins fans were ready to throw him under the bus and anoint Tuukka Rask the starter and run Thomas out of Boston on a rail.
ESPN — With his third shutout of the season Saturday night, Tim Thomas becomes only the second goalie in the expansion era (since 1967-68) with at least 3 shutouts in his first 6 games of a season was Pascal Leclaire in 2007-08 who had 4.
Thomas is now 6-0-0 with a 0.50 goals-against average in his first 6 games of the season. That’s also the lowest goals-against average for a goalie who won his first 6 games of a season in the expansion era.