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

Boston Bruins v Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 17: Gregory Campbell #11 of the Boston Bruins blocks the view of goaltender Tim Thomas #34 of the Florida Panthers during third period action at the BB&T Center on October 17, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. The Bruins defeated the Panthers 3-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tim Thomas;Gregory Campbell

Joel Auerbach

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.

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