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Tim Thomas pulled as Maple Leafs add to lead

Posted By DJ Bean On March 19, 2011 @ 8:50 pm In General | No Comments

The five-goals or less party continued at Air Canada Centre in the second period, but unfortunately for Tim Thomas, no Bruins players were participants, and the Leafs have a 5-1 lead.

Twenty-nine seconds after Joey Crabb buried a rebound past Thomas to make it 3-1, Mike Brown beat the B’s netminder five-hole from the left face-off circle, giving the Leafs a three-goal lead. Claude Julien then elected to yank his starter, putting Tuukka Rask in. Rask looked good for the most part but was beaten by Keith Aulie on a shot he never saw. He seemed upset following the play, as he was screened by Dennis Seidenberg.

Of the six players to score goals between the two teams tonight, none of them had more than three goals on the season entering the game.

The period featured some more encouraging signs from Tyler Seguin. The 19-year-old is playing a more confident game and was robbed by James Reimer earlier in the period on a breakaway. For the second straight game, he has gotten time on the power play, and his style of play really fits with the speed of Rich Peverley, with whom he’s skated of late.


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