Found June 03, 2013 on BruinsLife:
PLAYERS: Tuukka Rask
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
It's time for the second game of the Eastern Conference Finals after the Bruins shut out the Penguins in game 1. The Bruins win, or the Penguins collapse hopefully bods well for the rest of the round.Projected Lines:Marchand-Bergeron-JagrLucic-Krejci-HortonSeguin-Kelly-PeverleyPaille-Campbell-ThorntonChara-SiedenbergFerence-BoychuckKrug-McQuaidTuukka Rask  The Bruins need to continue to wear down the Penguins mentally and physically if they want to win the series. That means the Bruins have to keep chirping Crosby and Malkin and getting inside their heads. (Horton celebrates his goal. Via

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“The Best” huh? I dig it.

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