Bruins: NHL awards

Thomas takes home Vezina

June, 22, 2011
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Tim Thomas Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesTim Thomas is just the second player to win the Vezina, Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup in a season.
A week after Tim Thomas led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup title since 1972, the 37-year old goalie won his second Vezina Trophy in three years.

Thomas set an NHL record for save percentage when he finished at .938, surpassing Dominik Hasek's .937 set in the 1998-89 season. He also had a league-low 2.00 goals-against average and nine shutouts.

According to the NHL, Thomas is the second goalie to win the Vezina, Conn Smythe (playoff MVP) and Stanley Cup in the same season, joining the Flyers' Bernie Parent.

Thomas topped fellow Vezina finalists Vancouver's Roberto Luongo and Nashville's Pekka Rinne in voting by the league's 40 general managers.

Norris Trophy finalist Zdeno Chara came up short as Detroit's Niklas Lidstrom took home the prize for top defenseman.

For more on the NHL awards, click here.

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