March 7, 2012- The Boston Bruins withstood a 6-on-4 disadvantage against the Toronto Maple Leafs late in the third period to hold on and squeak out a win 5-4. The road win in front of over 19,600 Toronto fans stopped the Bruins two-game losing skid.
Goalie Tim Thomas said following the game, “Fortunately it all worked our way.” He added, “I am ok even though I have had some personal bad luck of late from funny bounces, screens, and spinning pucks.”
Thomas said a Phil Kessel power play goal was a good example of his bad luck. He said he got a glove on the shot, it rattled around in his glove, ticked his skate and barely slide across the line to tie the game. Thomas said what was important was to get the win on Toronto’s home ice.
Thomas made 25 saves on the night. He received offensive help from Jordan Caron and Tyler Seguin. Both scored twice for the Bruins on the night. Claude Julien, the Boston coach, praised both players saying they have come up big of late and deserve credit.
Caron’s season has been up and down. As he has been sent down to AHL Providence on six occasions to get more ice time and has been scratched by Julien on 19 occasions. However, Sunday night he scored a goal and assisted on another and that will help his chances of staying up with the big boys.