On February 26, 2009 Tim Thomas earned his 100th NHL victory with a 6-0 shutout against the Anaheim Ducks. It was just the beginning of Tim Thomas' breakout. At the time, Thomas didn't have any of the hardware he does now. He always gave it his best and the Bruins gave him his chance, however no one besides maybe Tim Thomas thought he would turn out to be the player he is today.
All six goals scored by the Bruins that night were from players who no longer play for the team. Chuck Kobasew and Micheal Ryder both scored two goals each while Matt Hunwick and fan favorite Byron Bitz added the two others. Thomas even added a power-play assist from Ryder's second goal. It was Thomas second career point. He has since added one more point giving him 3 assist for his career. He may not get on the score board too often, but he is there to make sure others don't. For a Bruins fan the game was one of the most exciting one of the year. Shawn Thornton and George Parros, who are good friends even dropped the gloves.
Thomas is only 13 wins for 200 in his career. His second stretch of 100 wins has been more memorable than the first. Thomas would go on to win his first of two Vezina Trophys during the 2008-09 season. The Bruins only have 21 games left in the 2011-12 season so it will be hard to imagine that he will earn his 200th regular season win this year. The real question however with all of the rumors going around is will TIm Thomas earn his 200th win in a Boston Bruins sweater?