Rich Peverley ignited the offense with two goals, Tim Thomas made 38 saves to notch his fourth career playoff shutout and the Boston Bruins treated a raucous TD Garden crowd to a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks, squaring this series at two victories apiece.
Thomas had a stellar evening in spite of what he perceived as constant interference from the Vancouver Canucks as they continued to make contact with his stick.
And so, he let one such Canuck, Alex Burrows, know how he felt.
Thomas explained his frustrations in the post-game presser:
"They'd been getting the butt end of my stick actually. They did it a couple of times on the power-play in the first period also. I don't know who it was, I was focused on the puck. That was like the third time that he'd hit my butt end on that power-play. On 6-4, we were up 4-0, the game was getting down toward the end, so I thought I'd give him a little love tap and let him know, I know what you're doing, but I'm not going to let you do it forever. So that's all that was. It was a typical battle."
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