Tim Thomas Voted In as Starting Goalie for NHL All-Star Game


Tim Thomas Voted In as Starting Goalie for NHL All-Star GameJust eight seasons ago, Tim Thomas was playing in a Swedish league. Now, he's the best in the world.

The Bruins' netminder was the top vote-getter for this year's NHL All-Star Game among goalies, receiving 626,540 votes, and he'll start this year's contest in Ottawa. 

Thomas received 128,465 more votes than second-place finisher James Reimer, 201,921 more votes than third-place goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, and 375,145 more votes than fourth-place netminder Carey Price.

Roberto Luongo finished 10th with 166,391 votes.

It will be Thomas' fourth consecutive appearance at the All-Star Game, which will be played Jan. 29, but his first-ever start.

Thomas currently owns a 1.90 goals-against average and .940 save percentage, and he has a perfect 1.000 save percentage in eight shootout attempts.

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