Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/15/12
The Catch. The Drive. The Save? Tim Thomas made the play of his life in Game 5 of the 2011 Eastern Conference finals, denying Steve Downie‘s shot on an open net with a sprawling, acrobatic lunging save. By poking away Downie’s point-blank shot with his stick, Thomas ensured himself a place in hockey lore and hinted at the rest of the magic that the Bruins had in store for their fans that postseason. Tune in to NESN at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday to relive all the action from the game, and join the conversation on social media by using the #Bruins2011 hashtag during the broadcast. Also, keep an eye out for more upcoming NESN broadcasts of games from the Bruins’ historic Stanley Cup run. In the meantime, check out a replay of Thomas’ amazing save in the video below.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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