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Thomas on verge of making history

BOSTON – Bruins goalie Tim Thomas continued his standout season Saturday with a 31-save performance in a 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators in the Bruins’ regular-season home final at TD Garden. Thomas is now 35-11-9 with a 2.00 GAA and .9382 save percentage.

That last stat will now go down in the record books. Following the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien told the media that Thomas will not start at New Jersey on Sunday in the final game of the regular season, which means that unless he has to come in to relieve Tuukka Rask, Thomas will hold the single-season record for highest save percentage. Thomas surpassed Dominick Hasek's record save percentage of .9366 from the 1998-99 season and now has the best single-season save percentage since the league started keeping the stat in 1982-83. Thomas has stopped 1699 out of 1811 shots this season.

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