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Sat, 11/12/2011 - 10:55pm  

Thomas: Goalies don't expect that hit

Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas had some interesting things to say on the hit that Milan Lucic put on Sabres netminder Ryan Miller in the first period of the Bruins' 6-2 over Buffalo at TD Garden Saturday night. Lucic barreled over Miller after the goalie came out of his net to clear a puck the two were chasing. The B's left wing was assesed a charging minor for the play. 

There was no retaliation on Lucic, so Thomas was prepared for the possibility of the Sabres going after him. 

"Basically, from my perspective, after that happened, [I was] just trying to make sure I was on my toes," Thomas said. "I didn't know if there would be kind of a retribution hit. That's kind of the old school way."

While he didn't seem nearly as upset with the play as Miller, who called Lucic a "piece of [expletive]," Thomas did seem to understand Miller's unhappiness with the play.

"I will say that as a goalie, you're not really prepared for people to hit you in a situation like that," Thomas said. "You've been trained over the course of your whole career [to believe] you're not going to get hit in situations like that. It must have taken him by surprise."

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