Re: TT Traded
posted at 2/8/2013 4:53 PM EST
Sure did, shupe. They also lost some games 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-2. How about this:
One goal games:
W. vs. MTL - 5-4, 2-1, 4-3. L vs MTL - 2-1.
W. vs. Pha - 3-2.
W. vs. TBY - 6-5, 1-0. L. vs TBY - 5-4.
L. vs. Van - 1-0, 3-2, 1-0.
6 of their 16 wins were one goal games. 6 of their 9 losses were one goal games. In 3 of those one goal wins, the Bruins had to score 4+ goals.
The usual story about Grant Fuhr is it wasn't that he never gave up goals, he just never gave up the key goal.
Thomas was great. Wouldn't dispute that. But in the games they won, the Bruins scored an average of 4.125 goals per game. That regular season, only two goalies in the entire league played more than one game and recorded a GAA higher than 4.125 - Mikko Koskinen and Mike Brodeur.
Thomas was huge. He let them run the dogs and gave them huge confidence. But he won the Vezina [Edit: Smythe - durh] because it was a total team effort and when that's the case, the easiest guy to single out is the goalie.