Thomas adds to stats with hit on Sedin

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:47 PM ET

BOSTON - Tim Thomas has had a remarkable year statistically.

The Boston Bruins goaltender had the best save percentage in the regular season (.938) since they started keeping the stat.

Now he's got another checkmark.

He was credited with a hit when he dropped Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, an 8-1 win by the Bruins that got them back in the series and gave them a chance to tie the series in Game 4 Wednesday night.

When asked if Thomas's two-handed shove surprised him, Sedin replied: "Surprised me? You don't expect the goalie to come out and crosscheck you. That's the way it is."

Thomas' physical involvement didn't surprise his teammates.

"He's aggressive. He's always involved. I was on the ice for that. I was right in front of the net there and I didn't realize it was Timmy that hit Sedin," said Bruins winger Gregory Campbell. "Timmy's competitive. If there's any goalie who's going to throw a hit, it's probably going to be him."

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