BOSTON — Tim Thomas was ready for anything as he prepared Saturday to make his first start since March 15.
He knew there’d be shots coming his way, followed by some Calgary bodies.
“That’s what they do,” said Thomas, after he drew two goaltender interference penalties and stopped 31 shots in a 5-0 win over the Flames at TD Garden. “We actually saw that in the video before the game. That’s what they do, so you’re prepared for it. I’m just not going to change the way that I play. That’s the worst thing you can do because they’ll get goals off of it if you change the way you play. You have to put yourself in vulnerable positions sometimes and that’s what kind of happened on that one play.”