However you feel about Tim Thomas, most would agree that there are few – if any – goalies who bring the same kind of impressionistic flair to the position that Thomas does. He showed that on Saturday, as he made an astounding stop against the New Jersey Devils:
Sometimes he’s even exciting when he’s not making a save, as you can see from his little spin after giving up this goal by Michael Ryder:
So, either way, the unorthodox goalie entertains.
Update: He didn’t win, however, as Jaromir Jagr’s history-making assist powered the Devils’ 2-1 OT win against Florida. Thomas did make another big save or two, though.