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Tim Thomas, “The Tank Engine,” Fuels Boston Bruins’ Playoff Hopes

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

As a long suffering Boston Bruins fan, I can certainly appreciate good goaltending when I see it, and the Bruins haven't had any in a long, long time.

The last real good, clutch goaltender the B's have had in my opinion, was Reggie Lemelin.

Some people might say, "What about Moog or Dafoe?"

But in the previous sentence I excluded both those players when I said good and clutch.

Andy Moog was a very good goaltender except when called upon to make a game-saving stop. His best years were in Edmonton behind Grant Fuhr—and Fuhr was the guy they called upon in big games.

Dafoe just wasn't in that many big games, and for the most part the team was on a steady decline when he was...

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