Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas Thinks He's A Linebacker, Tackles Jason Blake.
Tim Thomas might have picked the wrong profession. Although he's an excellent goalie for the Bruins, he clearly doesn't get the chance to hit people enough. A week or so ago, he started a fight by hitting Andrei Kostitsyn from behind. This time, he tried to stop Jason Blake by tackling him, NFL style.
Thomas had been beaten by Blake for a goal earlier in the game, but he was determined not to let it happen again. So determined, in fact, that he came out and actually tried to tackle Blake as he came near the crease. He whiffed a bit on the tackle, but it was definitely a textbook football tackle, and certainly not a conventional hockey play.
In case you missed it, here's the earlier play from last week, when Thomas checked Kostitsyn from behind:
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, a.k.a. Leafs-seeking missile [Puck Daddy]