Found October 04, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
Tim Thomas was far-and-away the top goaltender in the NHL a season ago. This year, he will be fighting for playing time. Boston coach Claude Julien said Tuesday that the Bruins have two No. 1 goalies and will start the season with Thomas and Tuukka Rask splitting time between the pipes. Julien also said the team will ride the hot hand if one of the goalies is having a superior campaign. Thomas had a storybook campaign last year, winning the Vezina Trophy, the Conn Smyth Trophy and the Stanley Cup despite opening the season second on the depth chart. Thomas posted 35 wins in 55 starts with a 2.00 goals-against average and .938 save percentage. He then posted four playoff shutouts, including two against Vancouver in the finals.
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