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BOSTON – Tuukka Rask has been simply sensational for the Bruins in this run to the Cup Final, looked like a mere mortal on the way to giving up six goals in Boston’s 6-5 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. The six-goal letdown comes on the heels of a seven-game stretch prior to Game 4 in which Rask allowed six goals total.  There was no way Rask could sustain his potentially legendary pace for the entire playoffs, but with a chance to go up 3-1 in the series, Wednesday’s showing probably hurts just a little bit more. “Every game is different,” Rask said. “Some nights you feel more comfortable than other nights. Today they had a lot of, we had a lot of breakdowns, they had 2-on-1s, breakaways. … It’s just a battle out there. Some days you feel better than the others.” There’s going to be no concern around the Boston dressing room following Game 4, a loss that had just as much to do with the Bruins’ breakdowns and subpar play as it did Rask’s play. But in the process, Rask’s shu

Bruins Beat: Easily The Most BAD ASS MEME Of Tuukka Rask (PHOTO)

(MEME: Reddit) This brilliant & BAD ASS MEME of Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask says it all…..almost. He is also….. Pretty sure Tuukka means “I bleed icebergs” in Finnish.

Tuukka Rask Ain’t Care About The FCC

The Boston Bruins decided to put an end to the Stanley Cup Finals’ perfect run of overtime games last night with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3. If you were hoping for a third OT experience in as many games, then you have Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to thank for that with his 28 saves on 28 shots. Come on, Rask, nobody likes a perfect goalie.But Rask was far from...

Ty Anderson: Rask & Bruins shut 'Hawks down, take 2-1 series lead

The logos on the front of the visitors’ jerseys may have changed, as have the faces and names on the back, but a return to TD Garden ice for the first time since Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals brought about the same results for Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins. Heading back to the Hub following a much needed split in Chicago, the Bruins’ efforts, particularly...

How will Crawford, Rask respond?

Before both goaltenders lost control of the crease in Game 4's 6-5 shootout on Wednesday, the Stanley Cup Final was mostly dominated by the guys with the extra padding in net. Corey Crawford went from being unstoppable in Games 1-3 to not being able to stop a beach ball on his glove side in Game 4. And Tuukka Rask, who has three shutouts already in these playoffs, had his wheels...

The evolution of Danny Paille

The NHL is one of the few sports that rewards an entire playoff MVP at the end of the Finals. If the Boston Bruins were to win the Stanley Cup, it would likely be awarded to their goalie Tuukka Rask who has been incredible throughout the entire post-season. Without him, the Boston Bruins are not two wins away from capturing their second Stanley Cup in three years. If the NHL were...

Bruins vs Blackhawks: Keys To Game 4

Tonight the Boston Bruins will have a chance to take a commanding lead in the Stanley Cup Finals as they have a chance to go up 3-1 in the series. The Bruins have dominated the Blackhawks so far in the series and look to continue tonight.The Bruins domination of the Blackhawks doesn't show up in the goal column, clearly, but instead the Bruins have dominated the 'hawks defensively...

Daily Rundown: Bruins Take Series Lead

For the first time in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, a game was decided in regulation. After dropping the first game in three overtimes, the Boston Bruins have rallied to take a 2-1 series lead following a 2-0 shutout of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 on Monday. Tuukka Rask stopped all 28 shot attempts [...]

Stanley Cup Finals: Game 5 Preview

(Photo: Getty Images) Tuukka Rask and Corey Crawford must have blistering sunburns from the red lights flashing, signaling the 11 goals that passed the goal line on Wednesday night. The wild ride that Game 4 brought to fans both raised concerns for the lack of defense, but also relinquished any nerves about the offenses’ strength. Game 4 showed us clutch players such as Bruins...

Another curse slips through in Game 3

It's been a rough Stanley Cup Finals for the guy holding the mute button in NBC's production truck. On Monday, for the second time in three games, a postgame interview with sideline reporter Pierre McGuire was marred by an on-air curse word from a member of the winning team. In Game 1, it was the Chicago Blackhawks' Andrew Sharp, who dropped an exhausted and well-earned...

From NHL Network – Morning Stanley Cup of Joe 6/18/13

This post is provided courtesy of the NHL and NHL Network. BOSTON 2, CHICAGO 0; BOS leads 2-1 Daniel Paille’s goal at 2:13 of the second period held up as the game-winner and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves for his third shutout of the postseason. Visit and tune to NHL Network for all of the latest playoff news, highlights and analysis. LIFE OF PAI Boston forward Daniel Paille...

Blackhawks win wild 6-5 game, tie series at 2-2

Well, our old friend overtime was back in Boston Wednesday night -- with the Blackhawks outlasting the Bruins 6-5 (OT) in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.With the win, Chicago tied the series at 2-2. It was the third game of the series that went to overtime.However, with a pivotal game 5 in the Windy City Saturday night, this game was vastly different than the previous three games...

Tracking the Playoffs: Stanley Cup Final Game 4

Since the beginning of June, Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask had only allowed seven goals over a seven game stretch and was running hot with a save percentage of .960-.980. He has done more than enough to prove that is a top-tier goaltender, but any goaltender sustaining those kind of numbers over any period of time is unrealistic and Rask was going to come back down to Earth sooner...

It’s Starting to Look a Lot Like Pittsburgh

Watching the ineptness of the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final was eerily and scarily familiar to the flaccid performance by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals. No sustained offensive zone time, physically outworked, inability to get to the net, seasoned stars making uncharacteristic mistakes and a completely impotent power play – sound...

Boston Bruins vs Chicago Blackhawks: Game Four Recap

Game four on Wednesday night started typically how the other three games started, a tight defensive battle, along with great goaltending. The world wasn’t prepared for what would happen next, as the flood gates would open in the scoring department.  Neither team was playing well defensively for most of the game, especially the Bruins who are praised on how well of a defensive...

Game 3 Highlights

       The Bruins did an excellent job of controlling the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night, skating to a 2-0 victory in the third game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Goals for the Bruins came from the sticks of Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron, backed by a once again solid Tuukka Rask, who stopped all 28 shots he faced. Here's your highlights below, via NHLVideo on Youtube...
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