Staying even-keeled benefits Bruins

Consistency in play, emotion helps Boston get wild win over Philadelphia

Updated: January 14, 2011, 1:56 AM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Tim Thomas sat in his stall after the Boston Bruins' morning skate Thursday prior to their game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The goalie discussed how important it is to be even-keeled through the peaks and valleys of an 82-game season and then, hopefully, the playoffs.

"It's a learning experience as a team," Thomas said. "Individually, as an athlete, the 'not too high, not too low' thing is something that is beneficial to you to learn individually. But then every year, because ...

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