The Bruins' goaltending was quite good this season. It was not, however, great, which was the standard Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask had set in recent years.

A year ago, Thomas delivered arguably the finest season in goal in hockey history. Of all the goaltending statistics, the most revealing is save percentage, and Thomas' .938 set an NHL record. (St. Louis goalie Brian Elliott broke that mark with his .940 this season but really was a part-time player, not even the busiest goalie on his team. He played 38 games and faced 972 shots. Thomas last year played 57 games and dealt with 1,811 shots.)