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Rask Put His Teammates On His Back Again In Game 6

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ST. LOUIS, MO - JUNE 03: Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) makes a skate save on a shot during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey game between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins

Throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has put his team on his back, specifically in elimination games, where after a 28-save performance in a 5-1 Game 6 win Sunday, Rask is now 4-0 with a .75 GAA and .975 save percentage.

During the second period of Game 6 though, Rask may have had the team’s season literally riding on his back. With his team up 1-0 on the St. Louis Blues and killing off a Blues power play thanks to a Brad Marchand tripping call, Rask corraled a puck that had been redirected by teammate Charlie McAvoy, behind him and prevented the Blues from tying the game.

 

“I didn’t know where it was, and I figured it might be somewhere behind me, so I just tried to corral it with my hand behind my back, and then it stuck in my pants, and then it fell somewhere,” Rask told reporters. “I think Chucky made a great play to keep it out of the net originally, and, it’s never a good thing for a goalie to kinda be facing the play with your back, but luckily it stayed out.”

Once again, Rask saved the Bruins and now he and his teammates will play the first Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in Boston with a chance to hoist their second Stanley Cup in eight years.

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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