Select Page

Shots on Goal: Bruins Tim Thomas vs Capitals Semyon Varlamov

The question of the day for last nights home opener was who will start in goal for the Bruins?  Would it be the hot goalie Tim Thomas or last years phenom, Tuukka Rask?  Claude Julien was not letting his decision be known till game time. 

Julien went with the hot goalie, Thomas now 4-0-0 was one errant pass away from his second shutout in four games. He stopped 38 shots enroute to the win. Asked when he knew when he was going to start, Thomas replied. ” I knew from yesterday and nobody asked me this morning. I wouldn’t have told you anyway”.

Jason Chimera scored the only goal for the Capitals when Thomas played a slow-moving puck coming into the Boston zone and spotted Blake Wheeler with a chance for a breakaway against the line-changing Capitals. Thomas’ pass was intercepted by Chimera, who easily beat the out-of-position goalie to make it 3-1.

“Wheels deserves a goal,” Thomas said. “I wanted to get him the puck. I just got greedy. I should have played the puck out and kept it simple.”

(Click on Capitals vs Bruins to view more shots)

Photo by Scott Slingsby

 Semyon Varlamov got his first start of the season after replacing Michal Neuvirth during the first period of Tuesday night’s game in which Neuvirth left with flu symptoms.  Varlamov suffered a lower body injury during training camp and opened the season on injured reserve. He stopped 30-34 shots on the night.

Photo by Scott Slingsby

About The Author

1 Comment

  1. ?1z

    Varlamov-the best)))))