May 20, 2011 1:16 AM by Lee Douglas
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tim Thomas made 31 saves for his first playoff shutout this season and second overall, Andrew Ference and David Krejci scored and the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night.
Thomas, the favorite to win the Vezina Trophy as the top regular-season goalie, gave up nine goals in the first two games of the series that the Bruins lead 2-1.
Ference made it 2-0 with a shot from point at 8:12 of the third as the puck trickled between the legs of Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson and into the net.
Game 4 is Saturday in Tampa.
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