Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 11/19/14

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 19: Goaltender Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on November 19, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Photo via ESPN.comScott LevesqueContent ManagerWe all knew the comparison was coming. It was inevitable. When Tuukka Rask shut down the Pittsburg Penguins high-flying (pun intended) offense during game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals everyone knew the two would square off and the question would be posed: Is Tuukka Rask replicating Tim Thomas' 2011 playoff performance?Keep in mind it wasn't just the game one shutout, or the save totals, or the fact that Rask lead the Bruins to a solid and commanding game one win. It was the way he did it. The saves Rask made were inhuman, clutch and everything the B's needed to gain confidence moving forward in this series. A confidence that could propel the B's to a game two win where physical play - coming into Monday's game - will be at the forefront.But let's get back to the Rask/Thomas comparison. It's one, in my opinion, that needs a lot more time to develop. Let's not forget that Thomas had one of the greatest playoff runs in NHL history an...
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