Tim Thomas’ Fast Start Reminiscent of Another Bruins Great in Tiny Thompson

October 31st, 2010 by Joe Gill Leave a reply »
Tim Thomas' start to the 2010-2011 season has been nothing short of incredible. In six games, Tim "Pac Man" Thomas is undefeated with three shutouts and a microscopic 0.50 GAA. He is back to his Vezina Trophy-winning form of 2008-2009 after struggling last season with a nagging hip injury.

Thomas' start has been historic in regards to the the Black and Gold. Thomas has matched Cecil " Tiny" Thompson's franchise record for best start for a Bruins backstop.  During the 1937-38 season, "Tiny" played quite huge in net, going 6-0. Thompson finished the season with 30 wins in 48 games with a minuscule 1.80 goals against average.

And that wasn't even his best season.

Let's take this time and learn more about the man they called "Tiny".

Cecil Thompson’s contract was purchased from the Minneapolis Milers of the American Hockey League by Bruins manager Art Ross in the ’28-’29 season. Ross never saw Thompson play, but made his decision based on his reputation in Minnesota.

The gamble paid off for Ross and Boston. In his first season, “Tiny” won 26 of the ...

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