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Comparing Tuukka Rask’s play to Tim Thomas’s 2011 Stanley Cup run

When the Bruins last won the Stanley Cup in 2011, they were guided through their playoff run by goalie Tim Thomas, who put up one of the greatest postseason performances in NHL history.

No matter which stat you pick, Thomas’s numbers from the 2011 NHL playoffs rank among the top by goalies since 1968. Thomas also played 25 games along the way to winning the Stanley Cup and won the Conn Smythe Trophy, the award given for the most valuable player in the playoffs. According to Hockey Reference, only three goalies ever have played more games in a playoff run than Thomas did in 2011.