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Video: Ryder on The Save

4/24/2011

BOSTON -- The day after Boston Bruins forward Michael Ryder made The Save in Game 5 Saturday night, his teammates were still talking about his heroics Sunday morning at TD Garden.

The Bruins did not practice the day after beating the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in double overtime to take a 3-2 lead in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Ryder's save with less than 12 minutes left in the first period was a textbook ball hockey save, and goaltender Tim Thomas credited the winger, who has had two huge games in a row after scoring the overtime winner in Game 4.

"That was awesome," Thomas said. "And I was actually turned around, I got to watch it pretty good. That was a huge save, and in this type of game, that's a game-breaker."

Ryder said his glove save did indeed come from his ball hockey days. Here’s what he had to say after Saturday’s game: