Tim Thomas Saved The Bruins’ Season With This Incredible Stick Save (Video)
The Boston Bruins were able to hang on for their playoff lives with a Game 6 victory over the Washington Capitals yesterday afternoon, following Tyler Seguin’s game-winning goal 3:17 into the first overtime period. However, there is a strong possibility that this game would have never made it to the extra frame had it not been for the heroics of Bruins’ goalie Tim Thomas and his lucky paddle.
With Boston leading 2-1 midway through the second period, the Caps appeared to be on the verge of capitalizing on a costly Bruins turnover, as Alex Semin found Marcus Johansson alone at the side of the net for what looked to be the game-tying goal. But Thomas was not about to allow that to happen on his watch, as he dove across the crease and prevented the Caps’ forward from scoring what he likely believed to be an easy tap-in on an open net.
Washington would score late in the period, and they would add another goal in the third to tie the game at three, but they really could have used that extra marker from Johansson. Instead, they came one goal short of advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and now find themselves in a must-win situation when they travel to Boston for Game Seven on Wednesday night.
Here is a look at the stick save from Thomas that helped set up Wednesday’s Game 7 at the TD Garden.