Bruins Vs. Canucks: Vancouver Talked To League About Tim Thomas

Vancouver Canucks head coach Alan Vigneault is clearly frustrated with the play of Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas and has talked to league executives about it.

Vigneault was mostly upset with Thomas' hit on Henrik Sedin in the crease, but was also upset about Thomas' initiating contact with Canucks' player behind him in the crease when he skates forward.

"We've asked the league, obviously," Vigneault said. "Part of Thomas' way of playing is playing out of the blue paint, initiating contact, roaming out there. He seems to think that once he's out, he's set and makes the save, that he can go directly back in his net without having anybody behind him. That's wrong. He's got the wrong rule on that. (via WEEI)

Thomas and the Bruins host the Canucks in Game 4 on Wednesday evening.

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