Last night The Bruins skated away with a 3-2 win over The Flyers. At 14:00 in the Overtime Period David Krejci fired a missile past Boucher, but Krejci wasn't the hero of the game.
In 74 minutes of ice time Tim Thomas logged 52 saves, including a streak of 44 straight after allowing 2 goals in the opening minutes. Thomas was at his finest in the 3rd period. In the last 20 minutes of regulation Boston was outshot 22-7 by Philadelphia but not a single puck would sneak past the soon-to-be 2 Time Vezina Trophy Winner. Simply put: Tim Thomas was impenetrable.
Post Game Comments
Coach Claud Julien:
He was by far the star of the game tonight. He made some outstanding saves, especially when they started coming at us and they had some unbelievable scoring chances... he stood tall and made some great saves. If it's not for Tim we might not be standing here tonight with the win. That's what goaltenders do for you in the playoffs, that's what you want to see to help build confidence in you're team... when you know the goaltender is there to bail you out it gives you confidence... Tim gives you that.
As the game went on i was just trying to work hard to build up to get myself into the game. By the time the 3rd period rolled around i started to feel really good. Fortunately i was feeling good at the right time because they got some shots and some opportunities...they kept me busy for the 3rd period.
The series will continue with Game 3 in Boston on Wednesday. The Bruins will look to take a 3-0 lead in the series.
Boston will enter Wednesday's game as the only team in NHL History to advance this far into the Playoffs without a single Power Play Goal... another credit to just how valuable Tim Thomas is to this Bruins team. At times #30 has been asked to carry Boston... and since Game 3 versus Montreal? I'd say he's done it.