Tim Thomas bounces back for the Bruins

WASHINGTON - While answering rapid-fire questions from reporters, Bruins goalie Tim Thomas maintained a strong gaze on the inquiring contingent, eyelids slightly drooped.

A 4-3 overtime victory having forced a Game 7 Wednesday in Boston, Thomas was asked about playing in sudden death. How the pressure can creep into a goalie’s head and shake his confidence. Especially when allowing a goal means the end of a season, as it would have for the Bruins Sunday at Verizon Center.

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