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Tim Thomas shows Bruins the way

Updated: May 24, 2011, 9:36 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Sometimes, the numbers do lie. Some nights, when your power play is impotent (again) and your offensive opportunities are fleeting and your opponent is relentlessly bearing down on you, it becomes a game of quality, not quantity.

Sometimes, you just have to find a way.

Perhaps that is what separates this Boston Bruins team from the clubs of the past two decades. They were outshot 14-4 in the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against ...

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