Tin Thomas definitely can be blamed if he became extremely confident after heading into overtime of Game 7 in Boston’s first round playoff series against the Washington Capitals. The game headed into an overtime, but in the end, the Capitals still proved that their energy will bring them up to the top and they definitely did rise on the top when they won, making them proceed to the next round of Game 7.
In last year’s run to the Stanley Cup Title, if you can still remember, the Bruins won three of the seventh games. However, they need to double time this time if they don’t want to get left behind and still be the second placer.
“I’m probably in shock,” Thomas said on Wednesday night after Joel beat him at 2:57 of overtime to lead the Capitals to a 2-1 victory over and give Washington Capitals a spot in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. “I really believed that we were going to win. I really had a deep feeling that this wasn’t the end of the road for us, that this wasn’t going to be the last game of the season.”
During the entire game, Thomas surprisingly made 26 saves for Boston. The team was actually hoping to become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98. Aside from Thomas, some of the players who also scored better in the game are Tyler Seguin who scored the Bruin’s goal as rookie Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots for Washington in the seventh one-goal game of the series.