Worst Moments of 2012 in Boston Sports

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6. Bruins Lose; Thomas Walks Away

Photograph By AP Photo/Charles Krupa

April 25: The defending champion Bruins lost Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs to the Capitals, 2-1 (OT). Six weeks later, goalie Tim Thomas confirmed that he would sit out the 2012-13 season to focus on personal issues. Thomas had been harshly criticized for skipping the Bruins' trip to the White House and making a series of politically charged Facebook posts. All in all, a disappointing year for Bruins fans.

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