Sunday, February 01, 2009

Rask Shutsout Rangers!

The Bruins disposed of The Rangers 1-0 in an afternoon contest yesterday.

Marc Savard had the lone tally on a beautiful deflection in the last minute of the 2nd period. However, the story of this game was the Bruins' goaltending from AHL call up Tuukka Rask. It was his first start of this season and only the second of his career. Rask got his 1st NHL shutout as he easily turned away 35 shots and out dueled Ranger goalie, Lundqvist (overrated).

Speculation as to why Rask played is as much a story as his play itself. Some reasons that are being said are:

- to rest Timmy as Manny is hurt.
- to give him NHL playing time for his development.
- either Manny or Timmy could be traded by the deadline and need to see how good he is.
- Rask may be trade bait himself.

Either way for right now it doesn't matter why he played only that he played and played well for the win.

Go Bruins Go!!!


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