Bruins Cup Rewind: Tim Thomas Sets NHL Single-Season Save Percentage Record in Victory Over Senators in Regular-Season Home Finale

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Tim Thomas pretty much did it all during the 2010-11 season. But before hoisting Lord Stanley or earning Vezina Trophy honors, his season had already been a successful one. The Bruins netminder set the record for the highest single-season save percentage in NHL history.

Thomas secured the record with a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators in the regular season home finale on April 9. He stopped 31 of the 32 shots he faced in that game and ended the regular season with a .938 save percentage.

If you ask Thomas about the feat, though, he’ll likely credit his teammates for playing so well in front of him, which is what he’s done time and time again.

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