Tim Thomas sees similarities between his path to NHL stardom and the Bruins' drastic turnaround from a team in disarray through October to one that is surging in November.
It's about a mentality, one he had to develop 10 years ago and the Bruins had to copy three weeks ago.
"I didn't get my NHL break and chance until I had totally given up on it," Thomas told NHL.com Thursday morning at TD Garden. "A lot of things in life happen to turn out that way. I don't want to say in any way that we just gave up; it just came. It wasn't something that we manufactured."