Tim Thomas certainly didn't have the best night of what may be a Vezina Trophy season, but he didn't get a whole lot of help either in the Bruins' 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs. Thomas yielded four goals on 14 shots before being pulled at 8:18 of the second period after allowing two of the four scores in 29 seconds. "There was a lot of traffic and screen tips," said Thomas. "I don't think it was my vision problem, just the fact that there were screens." While Thomas didn't look sharp after playing for the first time since March 11, the B's did not do a good job of taking care of the puck in the defensive zone. "I think one of the mistakes in the defensive end is that we're trying too hard," he said. "It's a fine line between trying too hard and not trying too hard. You can be on either side of it. I think recently we've been trying too hard, over-committing ourselves in certain situations, trying to block every shot when it's far away when it might be just as easy for the goalie to let him see it."
Tough time for Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask in T.O.
Boston Herald | Mar 20