Tim Thomas is getting a ton of credit for his ridiculous performance in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight, and rightfully so. He's been incredible since the initial puck drop, and there's no reason not to heap tons of praise on him.
After all, he's the one player the Boston Bruins need to play above his head if they want to beat the Vancouver Canucks and win the Stanley Cup in these next two weeks, and so far in Game 1, that's exactly what he's done.
But one guy, another Vezina Trophy nominee, has been overlooked at the other end of the ice. Roberto Luongo has been just as good in the Canucks crease, but his tendency to stay back in his crease a little bit more and his calm demeanor in the net allows his game to fly under the radar -- well, at least compared to Thomas.
That's exactly what's happening thus far tonight. Both goalies have been superb, and they're using two different styles of goaltending to do so. 0-0, 10 minutes left in the third.
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