Last Sunday in the Boston Bruins 4-2 loss to the struggling Edmonton Oilers, goaltender Tuukka Rask was a bit of a mess. His play was up and down and the issue that has carried throughout the season remained true: he needed to make one more big save or the Bruins needed to play better in front of him. Neither of those things happened and people continued to say backup goaltender Anton Khudobin should be played instead so the Bruins could get back in the win column as his hot streak continued. But, the Bruins and head coach Bruce Cassidy refused to give up on the 30-year-old Finnish native and decided to put him in net for their tilt against the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. Thankfully, that turned out to be the right call as the Bruins and Rask defeated the Lightning 3-2 Wednesday night. Despite leading NHL offense with players like Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos and towering over the Bruins in the standings by 10 points, they only managed to put up 19 shots on goal through the game. For

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