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Shots on Goal: Ottawa’s Elliot and Brodeur vs Boston’s Thomas

Shots on Goal: Ottawa’s Elliot and Brodeur vs Boston’s Thomas

Shutout seems to be the word of the day when Boston and Ottawa get together this season and last night was no different. Tim Thomas recorded his sixth shutout of the season-a new single season high-as the Bruins dominated the Ottawa Senators 6-0. All three game this season have been shutouts, two in Boston’s favor and one in Ottawa’s.

(Click on Senators vs Bruins to view more shots of the game and some close ups of an old waffle blocker.)

Tim Thomas

Thomas stopped 31 shots on the night for his 19th victory (19-4-6) and in the process lowered his league leading GAA to 1.77.

Asked after the game if having a big lead makes it easy to go after the shutout, Thomas responded ” For sure. For sure. Especially when you’re up four or five to nothing in the second period. It makes that period easy and most of the third  [easy too]. When you get close to having a shutout obviously there’s some stress, but a shutout isn’t the main goal, the win is. It kinda feels like a night off metalily.”

As can bee seen in the photos below, Ottawa made sure Thomas wasn’t too relaxed in his own end.

Boston Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas

Boston Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas. Photo by Scott Slingsby

Boston Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas

Boston Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas. Photo by Scott Slingsby

Brian Elliot

Elliot was the hard luck loser on the night (12-14-5) as numerous lapses by the defense helped Boston to a five goal lead after two periods. Elliot faced 27 shots before being replaced by Mike Brodeur in the third.

Ottawa Senators Brian Elliot

Ottawa Senators Brian Elliot. Photo by Scott slingsby

Mike Brodeur

Bodeur (0-0-0), recently called up on an emergency basis from Ottawa’s AHL affiliate Binghamton Senators, took over between the pipes for Elliot and stopped 11 of 12 shots. Note the old style waffle blocker Brodeur sports in the photo below.

Ottawa Senators Mike Brodeur

Ottawa Senators Mike Brodeur. Photo by Scott Slingsby

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