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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) moves to the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks (26) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) moves to the puck against Washington Capitals left wing Matt Hendricks (26) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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