In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas rolls onto his back after making a save against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Last year, Thomas was relegated to the bench by not only the U.S. Olympic team, but his very own Boston Bruins. Again the starter in Boston, Thomas is having the best season of any goalie in the league so far, and his efforts show in the standings, as the resurgent Bruins try to wipe away the nightmare that was blowing a 3-0 playoff series lead to Philadelphia last season.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Photo by: Charles Krupa

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas rolls onto his back after making a save against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Last year, Thomas was relegated to the bench by not only the U.S. Olympic team, but his very own Boston Bruins. Again the starter in Boston, Thomas is having the best season of any goalie in the league so far, and his efforts show in the standings, as the resurgent Bruins try to wipe away the nightmare that was blowing a 3-0 playoff series lead to Philadelphia last season.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)