NEW YORK – The National Hockey League announced that Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, who began his professional career in the ECHL with Birmingham, Los Angeles Kings left wing Alexander Frolov and Carolina Hurricanes center Rod Brind’Amour have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Nov. 19.
Thomas was named Third Star after going 3-0-0 with a shootout win, two overtime wins and a goals-against average of 1.60 and a save percentage of .944. After making 33 saves and stopping all three shootout attempts in a 3-2 win against Washington on Nov. 15, he stopped 24 shots in a 2-1 overtime wing against Toronto on Nov. 16 and had 27 saves in a 3-2 overtime win against Washington on Nov. 18. Thomas has won his last four decisions to improve to 6-3-2 while lowering his goals-against average to 3.08.
In his first professional season in 1997-98, Thomas was 4-1-1 with a goals against of 2.18 and a save percentage of .944 in six regular season games while also playing one game in the International Hockey League with Houston. He also played in Finland where he was 13-4-1 with two shutouts, a goals against of 1.62 and a save percentage of .947 in 18 regular season games for Helsinki.
Frolov was named First Star after leading the NHL for the week with eight points (6g-2a) in three games while Brind’Amour was selected Second Star after posting eight points (4g-4a) in four games.