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Tim Thomas bucks convention

Bruins goalie's unorthodox style and path to NHL result in Stanley Cup

Updated: June 16, 2011, 4:36 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The first thing Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas wanted to do after winning the Stanley Cup with a 4-0 shutout of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 on Wednesday was look for his family.

He was soaked. He was emotional. He was tired and surrounded by reporters on the ice at Rogers Arena when he politely asked to step away.

"I'm going to find my family," he said. "I'm sorry."

With that, Thomas grabbed his daughter and gave her a big hug. ...

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