Thomas lead ‘em out; Bruins Game 6 lineup per warm-ups

by Mark Marino http://thehubofhockey.net/

BOSTON — Good evening live from way up high at the TD Garden, as the Boston Bruins host the Vancouver Canucks in Game 6 of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Here are some historical news and notes to go along with the teams’ starting goaltenders and lineup for the Bruins.

Tim Thomas: 2-3, 1.21 goals-against average, .965 save-percentage and 1 SO this series — 14-9, 2.07 goals-against average, .937 save-percentage, 3 SO in all 23 games played this post season
Roberto Luongo: 3-2, 2.97 goals-against average, .910 save-percentage and 2 SO — 15-8, 2.43 goals-against average, .919 save-percentage, 4 SO.

Entering tonight’s contest, Thomas has posted a 1.21 goals-against average and .965 save-percentage in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final thus far — ranking among the single-year leaders in both categories:

10. Turk Broda, Toronto 1949: 1.16 GAA, 4 GP, 258 MIN, 5 GA
11. Dominik Hasek, Detroit 2002: 1.18 GAA, 5 GP, 355 MIN, 7 GA
12. Jacques Plante, Montreal 1957: 1.20 GAA, 5 GP, 300 MIN, 6 GA
13. Tim Thomas, Boston 2011: 1.21 GAA, 5 Games Played, 298 minutes played, 6 goals-against

Patrick Roy: 1996 .974 SV%, 4 GP, 151 shots, 4 GA
Rogie Vachon: 1969 .972 SV%, 4 GP, 107 shots, 3 GA
Tim Thomas: 2011 .965 save-percentage, 5 Games Played, 171 shots-against, 6 goals-against
Jaques Plante: 1960 .958 SV%, 4 GP, 120 shots, 5 GA
Gump Worsley: 1965 .956 SV%, 4 GP, 90 shots, 4 GA

Bruins lineup and interesting news and notes below:

Milan Lucic–David Krejci–Rich Peverley
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Mark Recchi
Michael Ryder–Chris Kelly–Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille–Gregory Campbell–Shawn Thonrton

Zdeno Chara–Dennis Seidenberg
Andrew Ference–Johnny Boychuk
Tomas Kaberle–Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

  • The Bruins are 10-1-0 when they are first to light the lamp while…
  • The Canucks are 11-2-0 when they score first.
  • The Bruins enter tonight on a five-game win streak at home. They have a 9-3-0 record on home ice this postseason.
  • Bruins forward David Krejci enters Game 6 leading the playoffs in goals (11), points (22) and game winning goals
  • Brad Marchand has tied Mike Krushelnyski (1983) and Bobby Joyce (1988) for the most playoff goals (8) by a rookie in Bruins franchise history
  • Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien is currently tied with Don Cherry for the club record of 31 career playoff wins. He has also passed Mike Milbury for the most wins in a single postseason with 14
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Posted on June 13, 2011, in Boston Bruins, NHL Playoffs and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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