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“I thought we pushed ourselves through pretty good.”

The Bruins will have four days off in between games, and that break should pay off for Thomas, who already has two shutouts this postseason. In Games 1 and 2, Thomas will return to the site of the last Winter Olympics, where he walked away with a silver medal along with the rest of Team USA.

Of course, back then, he was the backup to Ryan Miller. This time, barring something unforeseen, he should play every minute.

“You keep doing the same thing you’ve done all year, but you’ve just got to keep it going,” Thomas said with regards to his preparation. “You started training for this moment last summer. And you know, it’s a build-up and then during the season you’ve just got to stick with your routine and basically never let yourself fall behind. Because once you fall behind, it’s too hard to catch up.”

Thomas is 12-6 in the playoffs, with a 2.29 goals-against average. In a four-game sweep of Philadelphia in Round 2, he allowed just seven goals total.

“The goal is not to think too much,” Thomas said. “And for the most part, you have to think to play, but you just want to keep it all focused on hockey. Be in the moment.”

So far, so good.