Tim Thomas had 28 saves and nearly secured his eighth shutout of the season save for a Curtis Glencross power play score late in the third period. The 36-year-old looked energetic and strong after taking a week to gather his energy while Tuukka Rask made a couple of starts in his stead, and Thomas was recovering from a bit of a head cold that had dogged him for much of February. Thomas had looked a tad slow and lethargic in losing consecutive starts against the Red Wings and Maple Leafs more than a week ago, but he looks like hes back in the Vezina zone again.
The Patriots footballs weren’t "significantly" underinflated. Apparently, we still have to explain that to Chris Mortensen and the NFL.