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Video: Panthers give up late goal as Tim Thomas faces former Bruins teammates

Oct 17, 2013, 10:51 PM EDT

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Tim Thomas‘ first game against his old teammates from Boston didn’t go the way the veteran goaltender may have hoped.

Thomas and the Panthers conceded the Bruins’ winning goal with 59 seconds remaining in regulation, in a 3-2 loss on home ice.

Thomas, 39, got the start against his former team, which he backstopped to a Stanley Cup championship in 2011 against the Vancouver Canucks.

Reilly Smith scored the winning goal, as his backhander on a scramble in front of Thomas just trickled by the netminder and into the net.

Thomas, whose animated responses to goals against has been well-documented in the past, emphatically threw up his arms in frustration as he sat on his knees in the crease.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    I’ve thought Reilly smith could be the bigger long term prize from that trade.

  2. hockeyflow33 - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    The team in front of Thomas is just horrendous. He’ll have bad numbers at the end of the year that everyone will enjoy pointing out but he looked like the same Thomas that I’m familiar with; put him on a decent team and they’re in contention.

    • joey4id - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      And Mr. T looked pretty horrendous on that lame backhand. What did he expect to find in FL? Which decent team? Contention for what exactly? He’s a has been. 3.75Mil for this end of the road player is a joke.

  3. nhstateline - Oct 18, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    That’s quite the ice sheet in that building. Awful. Thomas and Rask both struggled with it because there were hardly any flat pucks.

  4. imleftcoast - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    I’m no Timmeh fan, but I love his competitive nature.

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