Great stat that was passed along this morning by ESPN’s Stats and Information department (the stat is courtesy of the Elian Sports Bureau):
With his 2–0 victory against the Maple Leafs on Thursday, Tim Thomas became the first goaltender in NHL history to win his first five games of a season while allowing no more than one goal in each game. (Thomas’ goals allowed by game: 0–1–1–1–0.) He’s also only the second goaltender in Bruins history to begin a season with a winning streak of five games or more (regardless of the number of goals allowed). Hall of Famer Tiny Thompson won his first six games for Boston in 1937–38.