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Sunday, October 31, 2010
Putting Thomas' start in perspective

By ESPN Stats and Information

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has the lowest goals-against average of any goalie in the first 6 games of a season in the expansion era.

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.