VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It turns out Bruins goalie Tim Thomas wasn’t done facing shots from the Canucks even when Game 5 was over Friday night.
His counterpart Roberto Luongo threw one Thomas’ way in the postgame news conference when asked for his perspective as a goalie on Maxim Lapierre's goal that originated from a backdoor play from the end boards. Specifically, Luongo was asked how hard it is to defend against those plays.
“It's not hard if you're playing in the paint,” Luongo said. “It's an easy save for me, but if you're wandering out and aggressive like he does, that's going to happen. He might make some saves that I won't, but in a case like that, we want to take advantage of a bounce like that and make sure we're in a good position to bury those.”
Thomas is known for his aggressive play, at times wandering out of the net. His unorthodox style has been a topic throughout the Cup finals series.