TORONTO - NOVEMBER 20: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins warms up as he prepares to play in his first ever NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre November 20, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
In this case, we’d have to agree with Sports Illustrated unequivocally.
The magazine has slapped the Bruins across its cover for this week, and the SI crew went with one of the true studs of the playoffs so far, Tuukka Rask, to make their point. With the headline “The Best,” Sports Illustrated says the NHL postseason “is like no other.”
The Bruins have been the most impressive team in the Stanley Cup runoff, at least this week. Dismantling the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 then 6-1 after Rask carried them through the first two rounds against the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers, they’re in the driver’s seat in the Eastern Conference finals.
Check out the photo, complete with one of Rask’s great saves, below.
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