Tuesday night, the Florida Panthers came into Boston looking to get a win over the hot B’s, especially when it marked the return of goaltender Tim Thomas, who spent seven seasons with the Bruins.
However, the Bruins would eventually win the game 6-2.
Tim Thomas got into a little bit of a scuffle with Boston’s Carl Soderberg towards the end of the game. Actually, Thomas wound up hitting Soderberg with his stick after he crashed the net while going for a rebound.
Thomas was given a two minute penalty for high-sticking, and it was clear that he was angry at Soderberg for trying hard late in the game when the outcome was already clear.
“With less than a minute left in the game and they’re up by four goals,” Thomas said, “I took exception to that.”
Soderberg said he was just going for a rebound of the puck.
“We can’t stop playing just because there’s three seconds left,” Soderberg said. “I tried to score the whole way.”
Soderberg said he had never been hit in the head by a goalie.
“No, I haven’t seen that before,” Soderberg said. “He hit me in the side of the helmet, I’m fine.”
What do you think of the situation? Personally, if I were in Soderberg’s shoes, or skates, I would’ve done the same thing. You play until the buzzer sounds.