BOSTON — Tuukka Rask has made a habit of winning hockey games during his NHL tenure but when it comes to shootouts, he’s far from perfect.
The young goaltender doesn’t have an awful record in shootouts, but with the Bruins’ win over the Jets on Monday, he raises his record in the game-ending showdowns to 9-7 for his career.
It’s not a very well-kept secret that many hockey purists — players included — aren’t too high on the idea of the shootout, which was brought into the game following the 2004-05 lockout in an attempt to drum up fan interest.
Apparently Rask is one of those who wouldn’t mind seeing the shootout sent to the chopping block.
“I don’t think nobody enjoys them,” the Bruins goalie said after the game Monday.
Then, after quickly rethinking what he had said, Rask changed gears just a little.
“I mean, it’s all right. Emotion-wise, you win, it’s great — greatest thing ever — and then you lose, you feel like you lost the Stanley Cup Finals. It’s a roller coaster wit