Tim Thomas was sensational in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, leading the Bruins to a 3-1 win and a 3-2 series lead. But on the biggest save of the night, he admitted afterward, he was a little lucky. Thomas dropped his stick just in time to keep Steve Downie's shot from going in, a goal that would have tied the game with 10:40 left in the third.
"I saw him getting ready to take the shot but I couldn’t see the puck and that’s probably why he had to shoot wide, is our guy was taking away the shooting lanes but I picked it up it was somewhere about half way to me but I saw it was going wide and I was out toward the top of the crease so I didn’t have time to get my whole body back," Thomas said. "With the way the new boards are nowadays in all the arenas, you got to be on your toes with the big bounces and the big bounce came out and, you know, it was just a reaction and a desperation and I’ll admit I got a...
Lightning coach Guy Boucher defended the play of his top forwards after the team's 3-1 loss to the B's in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, noting that the likes of Steven Stamkos, Simon Gagne and Vincent Lecavalier are playing well, but that B's goaltender Tim Thomas remains their issue. Thomas made 33 saves on the night, including a lead-saving stick-save on Steve Downie with B's leading 2-1.
"Against this goaltender, you need more," Boucher said. "He's making miracles. We need to come up with miracles."
Boucher said that finding a way to beat Thomas, who shut out the Bolts in Game 3 but has allowed four goals in three games this series, is atop the to-do list for a team that is now one loss away from elimination, saying Tampa is "still trying to figure out the Thomas enigma."
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Both Red Sox manager Terry Francona and Dustin Pedroia told reporters in Cleveland Monday night that they expect the second baseman to be OK after he experienced numbness through his left leg after twisting his left ankle rounding second base on an Adrian Gonzalez single in the eighth inning of the Red Sox' 3-2 loss to the Indians.
After laying on the ground for a few seconds, Pedroia was attended to by both Francona and trainer Greg Barajas before being escorted off the field. The Sox' No. 2 hitter said that the feeling returned to his left left approximately five minutes after the injury, with the Indians' medical staff examining him once inside the visitors clubhouse.
Francona told reporters Pedroia was likely to get a day off Tuesday even before suffering the injury, and will certainly be out of the starting lineup in the series' second game.
"I’m a little beat up, I have to manage some things but I’ll be back in there...
The Red Sox squandered a chance to claim first-place in the American League East, succumbing to a big night from Asdrubal Cabrera in what turned out to be a 3-2 Indians win over the Sox Monday night at Progressive Field.
Cabrera's biggest hit came in the eighth inning against Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard, plating Michael Brantley with a run-scoring double for the eventual game-winning run. Brantley had tied the game with his own RBI double, scoring pinch-runner Adam Everett. It had been Cabrera who got the Indians' scoring going in the first place, with the shortstop launching his 10th homer of the season in the fourth to tie the game at 1-1.
The Red Sox mounted a threat in the ninth against Indians' closer Chris Perez with back-to-back, one-out singles from J.D. Drew and Jed Lowrie. But a 4-6-3 double play grounder off the bat of Carl Crawford -- who had homered earlier in the fifth to give the Sox a 2-1 lead -- ended the game.
Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal with 4:04 left in the second period and Tim Thomas was outstanding in goal as the Bruins beat the Lightning, 3-1, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday night at TD Garden. Thomas made a sensational, game-saving stick save on Steve Downie with 10:40 remaining as part of a 33-save night for the Bruins, who lead the series, 3-2, and can advance to the Stanley Cup finals with a win Wednesday night in Game 6 in Tampa.
With a chance to take a 3-2 series lead, the Bruins came out flat on home ice and allowed a goal 69 seconds in by Game 4 hero and Boston nemesis Simon Gagne. The B's were badly outplayed in the opening period, as the Lightning had a 14-4 advantage in shots. Thomas had to make several clutch saves to keep Boston in the game.
The Bruins finally broke through on Mike Smith just under five minutes into the second when Nathan Horton came out of the penalty box after serving an...
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