When the Bruins and Lightning finally get their series under way on Saturday night, Tim Thomas and Martin St. Louis won’t be buddies.
Yet while each will be trying to end the other’s season, the two will always have the memories of a magical season back at the University of Vermont.
Thomas is a Vezina winner (perhaps a soon-to-be two-time winner), and St. Louis is a Hart winner, making UVM the only school to boast both a Hart and Vezina winner. But long before the days of NHL glory, the former Catamounts were part of something special in Burlington.
Check out this footage from the NESN Vault to see Thomas and St. Louis reflect on their 1996 ECAC championship. You can also jam out to some rocking mid-’90s music.