Thomas had played in 15 straight games before getting a break against the Ducks, and luckily, Turco was able to ensure that Thomas got more than five minutes on the bench this time.
The Bruins have games every other day for the rest of the season, and Thomas' ice time will likely be monitored closely over the last two weeks.
After all, this Bruins team will likely only go as far as he can take it in the playoffs, and with Tuukka Rask still injured, Thomas' health will be in sharp focus down the stretch.
Thomas has played in 55 of the Bruins' 75 games so far this year, which places him 15th when compared to the rest of the league. Jonas Hiller leads the league in ice time for goalies, while other likely playoff opponents for the B's like Henrik Lundqvist, Ilya Bryzgalov and Martin Brodeur are right in the middle with Thomas.
Of course, none of those other goalies had to deal with a grueling postseason schedule last year and, lest we forget, Thomas turns 38 in April. Are you worried about how much he may have left in the tank?