Tim Thomas G DAL 12 Months

Tim Thomas sat on the bench for Dallas' game against Florida on Sunday afternoon.

He served as the Panthers' starting netminder until he was dealt to the Stars at the trade deadline. Kari Lehtonen got the nod instead and he made 21 stops in a 3-2 loss.

Tim Thomas G DAL Jan 03 '80

The Dallas Stars and Tim Thomas are still adjusting to each other's tendencies.

"I think the comfort there is we've been around Kari's style the whole year, that's comforting for us," coach Lindy Ruff said. "Tim's style is an aggressive style, and you have to be ready to protect off the back side, and our defending hasn't been built that way, for the most part, and that's just something our D will have to get used to." Thomas has a 2-2-1 record with an .884 save percentage and a 3.55 GAA in five appearances with the Stars since being acquired from Florida. He plans to help his teammates out by catering his strategy to the opponent and the type of game that is unfolding in front of him.

Tim Thomas G DAL Dec 30 '79

Dalas goaltender Tim Thomas lost his third straight decision Thursday as the Stars lost to Philadelphia by a score of 4-2.

Thomas allowed four goals on 29 shots in place of starter Kari Lehtonen and saw his record fall to 2-1-2 since joining Dallas. His GAA with the Stars is an unsightly 3.53 while his save percentage is .884. He will likely retake his place as the backup netminder in the team's next game.

Tim Thomas G DAL Dec 29 '79

Tim Thomas is projected to start Thursday against Philadelphia.

He was the first goalie off the ice, so he's expected to get the nod. Thomas has enjoyed plenty of success against the Flyers over the course of his career, with a 14-4-2 record, a 2.21 GAA and a .934 save percentage.

Tim Thomas G DAL Dec 26 '79

Veteran goalie Tim Thomas had a night to forget as he and the Dallas Stars were slaughtered 7-2 in Winnipeg Sunday night.

Thomas made his third consecutive start and allowed four goals on only 17 shots before Cristopher Nilstorp was called upon to replace Thomas 29 seconds into the second period. Nilstorp finished with 14 saves in his season debut. The seven goals allowed tied a season high for the Stars. Thomas' GAA bloated up to 2.90. His save percentage deteriorated to .908.

Tim Thomas G DAL Dec 24 '79

Tim Thomas made 27 saves but allowed two goals in the shootout to fall to 2-0-1 in a Stars uniform after Friday night's shootout loss to Calgary.

Thomas is 18-20-4 this season with a .910 save percentage and 2.83 goals against average. He's allowed five goals in 66 shots against since his trade from Florida earlier this month. The veteran allowed two third period goals to let Calgary tie the game and enable them to win in a shootout.

Tim Thomas G DAL Dec 23 '79

Tim Thomas will start for Dallas on Friday.

Thomas has a 2.83 GAA and .910 save percentage in 42 games this season. He has been serving as the team's starter while Kari Lehtonen recovers from a concussion.

Tim Thomas G DAL Dec 21 '79

Tim Thomas stopped 28 of 30 against the league's top team to steer Dallas to a 3-2 overtime victory over St. Louis on Tuesday night.

Thomas improves to 2-0 in his stint with the Stars, as he posted a shutout in his first start on Saturday. Thomas is 18-20-3 this season with a .910 save percentage and 2.83 goals against average.

Tim Thomas G DAL Dec 19 '79

Tim Thomas will get an opportunity to serve as Dallas' starting goaltender while Kari Lehtonen is sidelined by a head injury.

Lehtonen is listed as day-to-day and Cristopher Nilstorp is up with the Stars as the team's backup. Thomas may get the nod for Dallas on Monday against Columbus and in St. Louis on Tuesday with the team battling to maintain its wild card playoff spot.

Tim Thomas G DAL Dec 18 '79

Tim Thomas emerged with the win for the Stars after replacing Kari Lehtonen on Saturday night.

Lehtonen left in the third period after being run over. In 13:23, Thomas made six saves, a few big ones, to keep Dallas in it and allow it to come out on top. The reason you make a trade for someone like Thomas is for spur-of-the-moment reasons like this. Thomas can obviously also handle being a starter if Lehtonen is sidelined.