Krejci had dislocated his right wrist in Game 3, and was unavailable. Thomas was relegated to the bench, watching the Bruins and Tuuku Rask make history in a not-so-nice way.
This season, both players are looking to make up for that lost time.
Thomas stopped 46 consecutive shots on Monday night, allowing the Bruins to come back and tie the game, and keep on playing into overtime until David Krejci netted the game winner for the Bruins.
Krejci, who had just one point in the opening series against the Montreal Canadiens, has been the difference maker thus far in the Flyers series, with two goals on Saturday and the game winner on Monday night.
“He is playing unbelievable,” fellow Bruins forward Brad Marchand said of Krejci. “You saw in the first series how many opportunities he was getting and they weren’t going in. Every time he is on the ice, he is a threat. He always seems to make something happen when he is out there. He’s coming out huge for a team right now in both games.”
As for Thomas, he is perfectly content to deflect the praise of his stellar play onto his teammates.
The goalie is always team dependent, and that’s what the biggest difference is now,” Thomas said. “The team is playing so well in front of me.”
The Bruins will look to continue their stellar play on Wednesday night at home.
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