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Turn up the volume: Thomas makes amends

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].