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7. Tim Thomas

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It wasn't his job to pump Roberto Luongo's tires, but Thomas made it his job to bring the Bruins their first Stanley Cup since 1972. The 37-year-old set an NHL record for postseason saves (798), diving all over the ice to a well-deserved Conn Smythe nod.