by Patrick Hoffman on 12/15/09 at 08:09 PM ET
From friend of the blog James Murphy at NESN.com:
Thomas, who is usually front and center right after every game, win or lose, was uncharacteristically nowhere to be found. While the Bruins lost a game they seemed to have within their grasp, blowing a 1-0 lead after two periods, Thomas had nothing to hide from. After all, he was one of the few bright spots, making 35 saves, and with the exception of losing track of tricky shot by Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen, positioned him and his team to have a chance to win.
Finally, one of the Bruins’ staff members told the media that Thomas wouldn’t be speaking. Yet just as the horde of waiting reporters began to head toward the dressing room exit, out came Thomas waving them back and saying he would talk. No reason was given for the wait, but Thomas wanted to discuss the game just as he does every game and basically anytime he’s requested for an interview.
“That’s my job,” he said. “Sorry for the delay.”
As he stood there addressing the media scrum around him, he acknowledged that he isn’t where he needs to be at this point in the season and that right now he is battling to get back into the form that earned him the Vezina Trophy last season. Thomas said he is taking a day-by-day approach, trying to not get too high or too low.
“I’m just trying to build every day, and trying to get a lot better every day,” Thomas said. “I’m trying to get back to the level I was at last season. So that’s just my focus on a day-to-day basis.”
Click here for more. Thomas had a great season last year and just hasn’t been himself this season. However, let’s not forget the kind of person he is and remember that he is a great guy to stand up for.
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