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Can Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala be the 76ers closer against Kevin Garnett and the Celtics? (AP)

Can Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala be the 76ers closer against Kevin Garnett and the Celtics? (AP)


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  1. NE1935 Says:

    Rask was not the reason Toronto almost stole it.

  2. Bruinman86 Says:

    Some days it sucks to be a Bruins fan. But winning next game would reverse that in a hurry. So, finish them off next time, and no sleepwalking through the second half of the game.

  3. mike Says:

    Its does not matter who wins because the rangers and bruins will get destroyed by Pittsburgh

  4. Rod Steele Says:

    We can’t deny that Rask has had these lapses before. Yes, he was solid in the Toronto series, maybe even the difference, making numerous saves to keep the Bs in games or to preserve one-goal leads, but we also have to acknowledge that he does lose focus from time to time and he does mishandle the puck quite a bit. I rather that he’d said, “I need to focus and concentrate harder to eliminate these plays from my game.” than to say “it sucks to be a goalie” and “you can either cry about it or laugh about it.” I’m not saying he won’t be back on his game tonight, but think about it this way, if Rask fumbles another game away do you want to have to go to Khudobin back in NY, at 3-2? The risk is real because we’ve seen it from Rask before, where he needs a little mental vacation. Khudobin is a solid netminder, who will likely end up somewhere else and become a number one. I say give him a chance, give Rask a little time to reflect and refresh, at home, with a 3-1 series lead. If we loose then Rask can save the day in NY. Everyone feels good., But if Rask doses off again in net, what then? It’s a long playoff. Rask has had breaks all year long. Is this the time to play him every game? If you’re going to give him a break, what better game than this one?

  5. Bruinman86 Says:

    I suspect you are right. Boston would have to play a near perfect series to win against Pitt, and I question whether they can do that.

  6. fab4ever Says:

    They won’t get “destroyed”…they will play the Pens tough and lose in 6-7…far from getting “destroyed”….that’s your hope because you’re an idiot troll….

  7. CraftyandSly1 Says:

    The Bruins have to get by the NY Rangers, first. Let’s just concentrate on that task, first.

  8. CraftyandSly1 Says:

    Well, to be fair, Tuukka Rask did make a couple of break-away saves in the third period to allow the Bruins a chance to tie it up. If Toronto scored on the first break-away, then the score would have been 5-1 at that point in the game. If Rask doesn’t make the second break-away save, then, the score would have been 5-2. Rask preventing that 5th goal was one of the big reasons why the Bruins defeated Toronto in game-7.

  9. CraftyandSly1 Says:

    Nobody, thus far, has even talked about the REAL REASON why Tuukka Rask’s mindset was “off.” Why is that? Because too many people have short memories. Let me explain. The Boston Bruins scored their second goal on the Power Play, correct? What was the reason the Ranger’s player, Kris Newbury, was called for the 2-minute minor? Goaltender Interference. Frankly, Newbury FLATTENED Rask by the side of the net, and it took some time for Tuukka Rask to recover. But, did he recover? Toronto scored their first goal just 59-seconds later. Fast forward to the third period.

    Boston scored their 3rd-goal two seconds after the conclusion of ANOTHER NY Ranger goal-tender interference penalty against Ryan McDonagh. Just three minutes and fifty-four seconds later the NY Rangers tied the game. Conclusion?

    For the NY Rangers to win this game, today, and the series, then they will have to sacrifice a couple of power play opportunities, maybe even a game-misconduct, and get into Tuukka Rask’s head that he is a target.

    Your thoughts?

  10. CraftyandSly1 Says:

    Clarification: The NY Rangers scored their first goal just 58-seconds after the Bruin’s second goal (which was scored on the PP with Kris Newbury in the penalty box for goaltender-interference). So, what did they do to tie it in the 3rd-period? They crashed Tuukka Rask, again, and scored just 3:54 seconds after the Bruin’s scored their third goal (Tyler Seguin). But, the damage was already done. Tuukka Rask was unnerved. Those four goals should never have been scored on Tuukka Rask, in my humble opinion.

  11. Rod Steele Says:

    Excellent point. Not only in this game but all season Rask has taken a level of abuse beyond what the rulebook dictates.

  12. Rod Steele Says:

    For the most par, it just sucks to be a fan! The odds are terribly contrary to what we what no matter what team we root for. At least we can take pride in the fact that we keep it positive and don’t go to other teams boards and post disrespectful comments about their players ;)

  13. Bruinman86 Says:

    I hear you there. I have never done that now will I. It’s juvenile to harass fans of other teams on their forums.

  14. Steve_in_MA Says:

    And some days as a goalie, you suck. Turn it around, and don’t let it happen again. You are being trusted to have your head in the game at all times. The butt stumble and the failure to cover your net on the Chara giveaway were pathetic mistakes. We all make mistakes. But you can’t afford them.

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