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Tim Thomas eeks out Save of the Week for November 15-21

Tim Thomas, Dwight King

Los Angeles Kings’ Dwight King (74) reaches for the puck after his shot was deflected by Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Boston. The Kings won 4-3 in a shootout. (AP Photo/ Michael Dwyer)


(Alexander Burmistrov won the Goal of the Week for November 15-21. You can check it out here.)

Much like Burmistrov’s narrow victory over Andreas Nodl and Henrik Zetterberg, Tim Thomas’s first save of two entries beat Jimmy Howard by a precious two votes.

Howard’s save was pretty nice, but honestly, I think that his stops sort of blended in with some of the other beauties of last week. (In fact, I think that Roberto Luongo’s stick save was a bit better.)

The Thomas stop, however, combined inspired genius with more than a little insanity. I mean, for goodness sakes, the guy made a save during that flurry with facing his own net. Take a look at the poll results.


James O’Brien

(Click the image to take a closer look at the results.)

Here’s video of that crazy group of saves by Thomas.
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