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Rask: ‘There’s not an inch of ice out there’

May 16, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

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Business picked up in the third period and overtime, but for about 40 minutes, Game 1 of the New York Rangers-Boston Bruins felt like the hockey equivalent of “three yards and a cloud of dust” football. In other words, there wasn’t much room for the creative scorers to get things done.

Such a notion wasn’t lost on Tuukka Rask in the post-game interviews on Thursday.

“There’s not an inch of ice out there,” Rask said. “It’s going to be a hard-fought series.”

As a goalie, it’s likely that Rask prefers that style to the occasionally heart-stopping pace of the Bruins’ first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Regardless, it’s clear that the 26-year-old netminder knows that it probably won’t be easy.

  1. mustbechris - May 17, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    Oh, I thought he was referring to the awful conditions of the ice in overtime. Hopefully the zamboni crews at TD Garden get that figured out by Game 2.

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  3. hockeywithdrawal - May 17, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Great game….NY did look tired in OT. As a Pens fan I’m hoping the Pens win their series obviously, so I’m hoping both these teams beat the sh*t out of each other for 7 games.

    My only question is WHY ON EARTH does Lucic never get called for boarding? The past two games I’ve seen him make some extremely dangerous hits along the boards, nothing called on either. Seem like some dangerous hits, and are definitely hits that are being called elsewhere.

    • homelanddefense - May 17, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      the refs are so inconsistent, thats why. Krug got absolutely destroyed on one hit that should have been a boarding too, they just missed it.

  4. tfaltin - May 17, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    If every game of this series follows this pattern, it’s going to wear on the players and the fans. I’m glad there are two days off in between for my blood pressure to regulate.

  5. jcmeyer10 - May 17, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    There is plenty of ice for Seguin to skate up the middle and then lose the puck!

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