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BOSTON — We can stop with those silly questions now when it comes to Tuukka Rask. Facing arguably the best offense in hockey today, Rask turned in perhaps the greatest four-game stretch of his life with another shutout win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final. In the process, Rask hopefully quieted some of the nay-sayers when it comes to his ability to close out a series. Rask entered Friday’s game with just a 3-8 record in closeout games, the majority of those stemming from the 2010 second-round series with Philadelphia in which the Bruins coughed up a 3-0 series lead. Maybe that’s what was motivating Rask. Maybe it was all the talk about how good the Penguins were offensively. Whatever it was, it worked for Rask, who allowed just two goals in four games against Pittsburgh. “I felt pretty good throughout these games,” Rask said after the Game 4 win.”It helps when you get a good start. I thought we played a pretty good game. Game 1 there took the 1-0 lead in the series and felt...

Tuukka Rask on message to Bruins before Game 4: “I don’t remember. I don’t listen.”

After the Bruins sweep of the Penguins, NBC analyst Pierre McGuire asked Tuukka Rask about the message from B’s coach Claude Julien before Friday night’s Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston. Tuukka responded with a gem of an answer: “I don’t remember. I don’t listen.” Well, keep on not listening, Tuukka. It’s clearly working. The Bruins goalie finished...

Bruins’ Backbone: Tuukka Rask Being An Absolute Boss Montage (VIDEO)

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has been boss this post-season. He has been solid thus far posting a 11- 4 record with a ridiculous 1.85 GAA and .940 save percentage. He has silenced the doubters AKA the Tim Thomas Militia. If Tuukka win sa cup, he will be ranked up there with the TT30′s 2011 performance. Here are some mind blowing saves by Mr.  Rasky B’sness : Two U’s Two...

Tuukka Rask Stands Tall, Brad Marchand Gets Under Penguins’ Skin in Best Images From Bruins’ Sweep (Photo)

The Penguins were supposed to be unbeatable. Somebody must have forgotten to tell Tuukka Rask. Rask, the Bruins goaltender who faced so much pressure when he took over for onetime Stanley Cup hero Tim Thomas, is building his own legacy after another sterling performance in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Penguins on Friday. Rask stopped all 26 shots he faced and...

Bruins sweep Penguins, claim Prince of Wales for second time in three years

Bruins 1, Penguins 0 Follow @TheNosebleeds Tuukka Rask holds strong again as Bruins finish off Penguins in four, head to Cup finals for second time in three years. For the second time in three seasons, the Boston Bruins are headed to the Stanley Cup finals. The Bruins completed a sweep of the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night with a scrappy 1-0 win on home ice in Boston...

Brick wall Tuuka Rask and the Bruins loom for Chicago

Zdeno Chara and the B's head to the Stanley Cup FinalsHang on Tight…We’re Going to the FinalsThere’s still an element of disbelief to it…the Boston Bruins have swept the favored Pittsburgh Penguins out of the playoffs and are on the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. Tuukka Rask (Finnish for “brick wall”) stopped everything that came his way en route to a 1-0 win in Game...

Toronto Traded The Wrong Goalie

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, The trade that sent Tuukka Rask to the Boston Bruins could have been made without the emerging superstar involved. According to those close to the deal, the Bruins would have happily accepted young goaltender Justin Pogge in exchange for Andrew Raycroft. The problem at the time was, Leafs general manager John Ferguson was uneasy...

The Boston Bruins Are The 2013 Eastern Conference Champions

Your 2013 Eastern Conference Champion Boston Bruins What a strange year it has been for the NHL and our beloved Boston Bruins. This season has been quite a roller coaster ride, especially so in the regular season. We saw flashes of brilliance, and a significant amount of mediocrity too. There was always that thought of the Bruins hitting the “second gear” to really turn their...

Bruins vs Penguins: Keys to Game 4

The Bruins have a chance to sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at TD Garden. The Bruins, and Tuukka Rask especially, have played great all series while Pittsburgh has been mediocre. Though they were good in game 3, the Bruins were still able to win. Now they can cap off the whole series.The Bruins have to play tonight, the whole playoffs as well, without Greg Campbell. Campbell...

All the women from Boston have sung. Pens season over.

The Bruins are headed to the Cup finals after a 1-0 win. Pens had unlimited chances late but couldn't cash in. One of the more disappointing series losses in a long time. The Penguins managed just two goals against Tuukka Rask. Hard to even type that sentence. Unreal. :(  

Bruins 1, Penguins 0

Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and the Boston Bruins swept their way to the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. The Bruins won the Eastern Conference finals 4-0 and held the high-scoring Penguins to just two goals in the stunning sweep. Boston will face either the Chicago...

Bruins sweep Penguins, reach Stanley Cup Finals by   David Carr

The Boston Bruins defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 Friday night, completing the series sweep, and earned thier second trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in three years. Adam McQuaid scored the lone goal of the game, and Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots to earn the shutout, his second shutout of the series. He stopped 144 [...]

Bruins complete sweep of Penguins

The Bruins defense shut down the potent Pittsburgh Penguins throughout the Eastern Conference finals. Then a Boston defenseman scored the goal that sealed the stunning sweep. Adam McQuaid scored early in the third period, Tuukka Rask posted his second shutout of the series, and the Bruins reached the Stanley Cup finals with a 1-0 win on Friday night. The Bruins dominated the series...

Zdeno the goalie

When the Pittsburgh Penguins mounted a furious attempt to tie their eventual 1-0 loss to the Boston Bruins in the game's final minute, Zdeno Chara made what was a remarkable "save" to help Tuukka Rask preserve his shutout--making a save with his hand and amazingly not fully closing his hand on the puck--and he got a kick in the head as a reward for his efforts:

Tracking the Playoffs: Penguins vs. Bruins Game 3

Despite throwing 54 on Boston's goal, 29 of them being scoring chances, the Penguins could only get one past goaltender Tuukka Rask last night and that predictably was not enough to win them the game as the Bruins defeated them 2-1 in overtime. The loss puts Pittsburgh in a 3-0 hole and on the brink of elimination in the series. The Pens have no one but themselves to blame for...

SCF Preview: Bruins vs Blackhawks

After a 113 day lockout, a shortened 48 game season and fourteen series of playoff hockey, we have arrived at the Stanley Cup Finals in a matchup between the big, bad Boston Bruins and the run-and-gun Chicago Blackhawks. For the first time since 1979, two Original Six teams will face-off in the Finals—go ahead and take a drink. Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr played in both cities...
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