Thomas’ numbers dropped significantly throughout the course of the 2012 season, but he still held the team together when he needed to.
There were moments where Thomas looked more human than he’d ever looked before: soft goals, mistakes you didn’t expect to come from the Conn Smythe, Vezina and Stanley Cup winner. But truthfully, it was almost impossible to match the season he had in 2011.
Still, when Rask went down with an injury, Thomas had to hold down the fort for the B’s through the remainder of the season and all throughout the playoffs. At his age, we were all hoping the postseason workload would ease up for the 38-year-old, but when Rask was abruptly sidelined, things got a whole lot more complicated.
At the end of the season, Thomas still had his 2011-esque moments and game-changing stops that kept the B’s in the game.