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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 received support from his teammates in a hectic final minute as the Bruins complete the sweep over the mighty Penguins. The Bruins are heading to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in three years, but this one feels just as new and unfamiliar as 2011. Adam McQuaid scored the only goal of the night with a slapshot past Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun in the third period. The last 15 minutes turned into a defensive clinic by the Bruins, and it is almost as fun to relive in pictures as it was to watch in real time. Check out the best photos from Game 4>>

Tuukka Rask Answers Closeout Questions With Dominant Performance Against Penguins

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....

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...

Tuukka Rask Leading Bruins’ Incredible Penalty-Killing Efforts Against High-Powered Penguins

BOSTON — The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the Eastern Conference Finals having scored on 28.3 percent of their power plays. Or, to put it another way, they were scoring more than one power-play goal for every four power plays they were awarded. That’s not bad, right? So it would obviously be a monumental task for the Bruins to try and slow down that vaunted unit in the conference...

Tuukka Rask’s Incredible ‘Double Drama’ Effort Leads Bruins to Victory, Pushes Penguins to Brink (Video)

Goodness. That was exciting. The Bruins pulled out an improbable, incredible double-overtime victory over the Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, pushing Pittsburgh to the brink of elimination. Patrice Bergeron knocked in the game-winner, but it wouldn’t have been possible without some incredible saves (and a little luck) by Tuukka Rask. Two U’s, two K’s and...

Video- Marchand Knees Kunitz And He Slashes Marchand

Do you think the refs would have called the kneeing penalty on Brad Marchand if Chris Kunitz would not have retaliated with the slash? Both did receive penalties and rightfully so.  

Bergeron scores winner in double OT

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron scored the game winning goal at the 15:19 mark of the second overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 double overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Assisting on the game winning goal was Brad Marchand and Jaromir Jagr. This was the longest game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the win, the Bruins take a 3-0 series lead and can close...

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 [...]

Greatest Show on Earth. BRUINS WIN!

  After Game 2 the NBC dumbass crew said the Bruins "stole" the game. A 6-1 victory is not stealing a game. It is a beat down. The Bruins stole Game 3. The Penguins out played the Bruins for the majority of the game. The Penguins team we expected to see to start the series finally showed up. Vokoun played his balls off. The Penguins skaters hit FIVE...

Boston Bruins beat Penguins in double overtime of game three

Wednesday night the Boston Bruins faced the Pittsburgh Penguins at their home arena, TD Garden for game three of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, in what would be one of the most exciting games of the playoffs. The Bruins went into the game with a 2-0 lead in the series and were ready to sweep game three, but it would not be as easy as they thought, considering the majority of the game...

Pens lose heartbreaker in double OT; Bruins hold 3-0 series lead

After dropping the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals at home in embarrassing fashion, the Pittsburgh Penguins played, arguably, their most focused game of the playoffs.Unfortunately, Tuukka Rask made 53 saves, setting up Patrice Bergeron's game winner with under five minutes remaining in double overtime.Thanks to Rask, and a handful of shots that hit the posts...

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...

Bruins’ Adam McQuaid scores on laser slapshot

During Game 4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Boston Bruins series, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid scored off this amazing shot.  It was a lazy line change by the Penguins and so McQuaid found himself wide open when he entered the zone.  Brad Marchand showed exceptional patience, turning towards the boards and waiting to hit a wide-open McQuaid.  McQuaid’s shot was absolutely perfect...

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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