Bruins’ Thomas just concentrating on Stanley Cup finals


Not surprisingly, Boston Bruins’ goaltender, Tim Thomas, isn’t interested in getting into a verbal off ice war with Vancouver Canucks’ counterpart, Roberto Luongo. With the Canucks leading the Stanley Cup finals 3-2, Thomas, who along with Luongo is a Vezina finalist, just wants to concentrate on forcing a seventh game. “I did hear about what he said, but I don’t really want to go into that,” Thomas said. “My focus is on what I can do to help my team win going into Game 6. It’s obviously a must-win game and I think it’s important for our whole team to focus on that game and what we can do on the ice.” Despite posting an impressive 2.00 GAA and a .938 save percentage in the regular season, along with being mentioned as a possible Conn Smythe winner, Thomas took some criticism for the goal he allowed in a 1-0 Game five loss,which put the Canucks in the drivers seat. “It’s not hard (to make a save on that Canucks goal) if you’re playing in the paint,” Luongo said. “It’s an easy save for me, but if you’re wandering out and aggressive like he does, that’s (the goal) is going to happen,” Luongo said about teammate Max Lapierre’s goal, which was scored with Thomas out of position. Meanwhile, Bruins veteran forward, Patrice Bergeron, isn’t surprised about what’s going on with the verbal jabs. “We’ve seen it before, even in previous series, Sometimes guys are trying to play the head games and you just can’t worry about that …  it’s part of the sport,” Bergeron said. “You just have to worry about what you can control.”


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