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Turn up the volume: Thomas makes amends

Posted By Mike Petraglia On November 29, 2009 @ 12:55 am In General | No Comments

There wasn’t a bigger Michael Ryder [1] fan in the building before his shootout chance in the first extra round than the man defending the Bruins goal.

Tim Thomas [2] was making his first start since Nov. 14, a span of six games and early and late, the rust showed. He allowed a pair of goals in the first period, including one on the second shot he faced.

But the goal he surrendered to Milan Michalek was a back-breaker. It came with 19.3 seconds remaining from a bad angle-a really bad angle. A angle so bad that Michalek was practically parallel with the goal when he flipped a back-hander on net.

As if the goal wasn’t bad enough, the timing was worse. The Bruins had just fought back with three power play goals to take a 3-2 lead and were poised to take a two-point lead in the Northeast Division.

As it was, the Bruins had to settle for a one-point gain over Ottawa as the Bruins earned two points and Ottawa one for the 4-3 Boston victory. Here’s what it sounded like in the Bruins dressing room.

Thomas was his usual standup self, admitting he cost his teammates a point [3].

Thomas on why he felt terrible about the late goal [4].

Thomas felt he let his team down [5].

Coach Claude Julien was impressed with the way Thomas collected himself in overtime [6].

Captain Zdeno Chara wasn’t surprised that Thomas re-focused himself in overtime [7].

Michael Ryder said this was a huge win for first in the Northeast Division [8].

Dennis Wideman scored for the first time since Oct. 3 as the Bruins finally got their power play going [9].


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[1] Michael Ryder: http://media.weei.com/hockey/michael-ryder.htm

[2] Tim Thomas: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tim-thomas.htm

[3] Thomas was his usual standup self, admitting he cost his teammates a point: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112809_timthomas_whatwasgoingthroughhismind.mp3

[4] Thomas on why he felt terrible about the late goal: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112809_timthomas_feltterribleaboutlategoal.mp3

[5] Thomas felt he let his team down: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112809_timthomas_lethisteamdown.mp3

[6] Coach Claude Julien was impressed with the way Thomas collected himself in overtime: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112809_claudejulien_likedwaythomasbouncedback.mp3

[7] Captain Zdeno Chara wasn’t surprised that Thomas re-focused himself in overtime: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112809_zdenochara_thomasveryspiritedforshootout.mp3

[8] Michael Ryder said this was a huge win for first in the Northeast Division: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112809_michaelryder_whythiswasabigwin.mp3

[9] Dennis Wideman scored for the first time since Oct. 3 as the Bruins finally got their power play going: http://bigbadblog.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/112809_denniswideman_thiswasbigwin.mp3

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