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It’s safe to say that the Bruins were able to stay afloat without Tim Thomas this year. It’s also safe to say that they found the right man for the job and that the only thing left to put ink to paper and make it official. Tuukka Rask stepped into the B’s No. 1 slot this season, filling Boston’s crease after years of Thomas keeping the TD Garden twine free of rubber. Rask answered going 19-10-5 with five shutouts and a 2.00 GAA during the strike-shortened season to go with 14 wins and a 1.88 GAA in the playoffs. Two of those wins were shutouts against the mighty Penguins in the B’s Eastern Conference Finals sweep. In other words, the 26-year-old is pretty darn good — it’s something the fans in Boston knew and now it’s something his stats can finally prove. Rask showed flashes of brilliance when he played 45 contests in the  2009-10 season when he split time with Thomas and took over for the injured starter at the tail end of the season and into the playoffs. That year, he won a care...
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