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Bruins G Tim Thomas named playoff MVP

- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (AP) - Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the NHL postseason with a spectacular run to his first Stanley Cup title.

The 37-year-old Thomas held the Vancouver Canucks to eight goals in seven finals games, posting his second shutout of the series in Boston's 4-0 victory in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

Thomas also shut out the Canucks in Game 4 while winning all three finals games in Boston.

He is expected to win the Vezina Trophy next week after setting a modern record with a .938 save percentage in the regular season, eclipsing Dominik Hasek's mark.

Thomas then set a new record for total saves in the postseason, surpassing Vancouver goalie Kirk McLean's 1994 total.

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