Tim Thomas happy to be home

After White House controversy, goalie gets warm Garden welcome and delivers a win

Updated: February 1, 2012, 2:05 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Minutes before puck drop Tuesday night at TD Garden, Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was introduced, and the 17,565 in attendance gave him a loud ovation.

"I was happy to hear the reception from the fans," Thomas said after the Bruins' 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators. "It was just good to hear. And I wanted to get them a win real bad. When we got down in the second period, I didn't know if we'd be able to pull it off, but we found a way again."

It was Boston's first ...

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