The Boston Bruins are in the same situation as they were last season. We have two goalies that we can ride through the regular season and into the playoffs. There has been a tale of two goalies for the past two seasons and we began with Tim Thomas winning the Vezina Trophy in 2008.
After being named the best goalie in the NHL in 2008 and having the statistics and performances to back it up, Tim Thomas saw a huge decline in 2009. Without hesitation or setback, Tuukka Rask stepped in goal and continued to win games for the Bruins and bring Boston to the post season for another consecutive season. This season, Tim Thomas looks similar to his 2008 abilities and as of now has helped the Bruins win seven straight games and lead the league in GAA.
For a team that thought they were going to start Rask and have the highest paid backup in 2010, we now have a tandem of goalies that have both proven themselves in the regular and post season. Barring any major injuries, with Thomas playing at such a high level and Rask waiting to be given another shot, it looks as if the Bruins have found the formula to be a playoff contender every year and could possibly break through from last seasons semi-finals and make their way to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010.
Thanks to rubyswoon for the picture of Tim Thomas.