If the Boston Bruins are not only going to make the Stanley Cup playoffs, but also play deep into the spring, they are going to need goaltender Tuukka Rask to return to his All-Star form. Sure, Anton Khudobin has played well this season, but Rask is being paid to be the workhorse and the star.
We are starting to see a confident Rask back in the crease as he picked up his second straight win and first shutout of the season with a 28 save effort at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.
“I felt solid, but I thought we just had a really good game. The second period they had a couple of rushes because we didn’t reload, but the PK did a terrific job the whole night. It was a team effort again,” said Rask, per NBC Sports Boston. “There were a couple of odd-man rushes in the second, but other than that we cleared the net front very well, and I pretty much saw every puck.
“I’ve said that you just have to believe the bounces are going to start going your way. Today we got one call with the goalie interference, and I thought there was no question about it. Those are the little things that make a big difference in the results.”
Khudobin will get the start at the Nashville Predators on Monday night as he tries to get win his sixth straight game.