Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins poses after winning both...

Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins poses after winning both the Vezina Trophy and the Conn Smythe during the 2011 NHL Awards at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort. (June 22, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

LAS VEGAS -- Tim Thomas was awarded his second Vezina Trophy last night to go with his recent Stanley Cup title.

The Boston Bruins goalie earned top honors at the NHL awards gala after a stellar season that culminated in the championship. Thomas set an NHL record for save percentage when he finished at .938, surpassing Dominik Hasek's .937 set in the 1998-89 season. He also had a league-low 2.00 goals-against average.

Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry, who scored a league-leading 50 goals, won the Hart Trophy as the league's MVP.

Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom returned to the awards platform by winning his seventh Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman.

Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins picked up the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year, and Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks ended Pavel Datsyuk's three-year run as Selke Trophy winner, honoring the best defensive forward.

Jeff Skinner, the 19-year-old sensation of the Carolina Hurricanes, won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year. Philadelphia Flyers forward Ian Laperriere won the NHL's Masterton Trophy for his perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. -- AP

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