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Thomas well-deserving of trip to finals

The Bruins goaltender's Vezina-worthy season gets better with chance to win Cup

Updated: May 28, 2011, 10:13 AM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The last time Tim Thomas went to Vancouver with a championship on the line was the 2010 Olympic Winter Games as a member of Team USA. Thomas was the backup then to Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, and the U.S. came within one goal of the gold medal, losing to Canada 3-2 in overtime. Now Thomas finds himself headed to Vancouver as the starting netminder with the Stanley Cup on the line, thanks to another brilliant performance in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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