The Boston Bruins and their fans have a newfound appreciation for goaltenders.
The 2011 Stanley Cup champions weren't the most skilled team offensively nor the deepest defensively. They worked hard on both ends of the ice, and while there were many factors that led to the success, Tim Thomas is truly the reason the team was victorious.
Everyone in Boston now knows the difference a world-class goalie can make.
Of course, this is not the first time the Bruins have had a sturdy performer between the pipes. There is quite the long line of successful goalies in Boston. Let's take a look at the 15 best.