BOSTON – Thanks to the stellar play of Tuukka Rask, the Boston Bruins have a chance to claim their seventh Stanley Cup banner.
Rask, the Bruins 6’2, 171-pound Finnish netminder, would help Boston complete one of the most improbable post-season sweeps in grounding the high-flying and potent Pittsburgh Penguins.
During the four-game sweep, Rask allowed two goals and during the post-season has a post-season GAA of 1.75.
It takes either a really special player or a goalie on a serious hot streak to frustrate and stonewall the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jarome Iginla.
If there is one truth that has always been proven time and time again, is that if a team has a hot goalie, that team has a tendency to win the Cup.
In facing another high-flying and potent offense in the Chicago Blackhawks, Rask and the Bruins, may have their work cut out for them, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible, thanks to head coach Claude Juilen’s defensive-minded approach.
This matchup has all the makings of a classic and epic contest of contrasts, Chicago’s offense vs Boston’s defense, the young guns of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews vs the grizzled veterans of Zdeno Chara and Brad Marchand.
Which is why this Stanley Cup comes down to which goalie is hot when it matters most, Rask or Chicago’s Corey Crawford.
Based on Boston’s incredible run thru the post-season so far in coming back from a three-goal deficit with ten minutes remaining in regulation against the Toronto Maple Leafs, outlasting Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers and sweeping Crosby and the Penguins, with Rask between the pipes, anything is possible for Boston.
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