Time for Tim Thomas to take over

With another Tuukka Rask loss, Bruins must give Thomas the reins

Updated: February 12, 2011, 12:29 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It's getting to that point of the regular season when Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien needs to lean on Tim Thomas for the majority of the remaining 27 games.

Boston's bench boss never would come out and say that publicly because he knows the Bruins need both Thomas and Tuukka Rask to be at their best down the stretch to help the team earn a postseason berth.

But while Thomas is having a tremendous season (26-6-6) and is almost a lock for the Vezina Trophy as the league's ...

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