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Bruins squeak by Habs in shootout after blowing lead

Tim Thomas

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, left, is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Montreal Canadiens during the shootout of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, in Montreal. The Bruins defeated the Canadiens 4-3. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)


In a contentious game that seemed to ignore the significant standings gulf between the two teams, the Boston Bruins shook off a sloppy third period to gain a 4-3 shootout win against the Montreal Canadiens.

There’s all sorts of interesting videos for your perusal, so let’s start with the two squads renewing the rivalry:

One of the underlying stories of the game was the unusual amount of goalie interference calls, which included twoon the same play in the second period. Enjoy this discussion of how the polarizing penalty is being handled:

With those atypical clips out of the way, let’s get to the highlights, where Tyler Seguin made the difference and Tim Thomas remains dominant in the skills competition:

Finally, here’s an interesting explanation of Thomas’ great shootout work from the goalie himself: