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Video: Bruins allow sloppy goals

May 23, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

In many ways, Tuukka Rask has silenced his doubters. His .930 save percentage argues that he’s been at least as strong as he was during a great 2013 season.

Newly hired Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy can attest that even the best goalies have some cringe-inducing moments, so maybe that would be some solace for Rask after allowing this blooper goal by New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin:

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The Boston Bruins still have a 2-1 lead as the third period approaches, so we’ll see if this ends up being something that “haunts” the 26-year-old netminder.

Update: It’s not all Rask’s fault, but the Rangers’ first two goals were pretty ugly:

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  1. titansbro - May 23, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Meh, shizz happens.

  2. odj810 - May 23, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    not when you have a 2 goal lead and have sucked any life left out of the rangers. That goal gave them any hope. Absolute joke. talk about giving up a timely soft goal.

    • jernster21 - May 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM

      No kidding. The Bruins aren’t exactly a high scoring team – you can’t blow a 2 goal lead like that in an elimination game.

  3. bigbadbruins77 - May 23, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Second goal wasn’t much better. …

    • packerswin96 - May 23, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      Except that one was on your team’s perennial “Norris Trophy Winner” Chara, very soft play by him.

    • sabatimus - May 23, 2013 at 10:05 PM

      Second goal was far worse. Rask losing an edge was a mistake that could’ve happened to anyone. Rask taking his time to get to the other post AND Chara farting around behind the net were inexcusable. Z, how do you NOT look behind you?

      • dentals1 - May 23, 2013 at 10:18 PM

        Doesn’t look like Tuuka saw him either. He should have been telling Z that a man was on him.

  4. stakex - May 23, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    “Was that a banana??”

  5. bigbadbruins77 - May 23, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Effing Rediculous. Second on chara too. We pay u big money to be professionals.

  6. bigdaddy44 - May 23, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Choka Rask

  7. scottybcboy - May 23, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    C’mon…s**t happens, it’s just like the refs. Sometimes things (calls, bounces) go your way and sometimes they don’t… use crying and whining about it. The next game is where everyone needs to have their focus.

    Please B’s fans don’t start giving your fellow fans a bad reputation….like other *cough Canuck cough* fan bases.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 23, 2013 at 11:00 PM

      How is it whining if you’re commenting on your team playing like garbage?

      • scottybcboy - May 23, 2013 at 11:30 PM

        Good point! Maybe that falls under the ‘crying’ category.
        I would say they got some bad bounces…in fact they probably played worse in the early games in this series. My point was that it is more important to look forward than back….but continue navel gazing if you prefer.

  8. alwaysgame7 - May 23, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Long time lurker here at PHT but Tuukka finally convinced me to make an account.

    Things Tuuk did right tonight
    1. Made a couple decent saves

    Things Tuuk DIDNT do right tonight
    1. Fell over before a goal was even set up for a shot
    2. The above gave life to the Rangers, this series was over.
    3. Was out of position for the Chara turnover goal
    4. Didn’t make ENOUGH decent saves after he single handedly gave the Rangers momentum
    5. Ler down his team in OT on one of the 3 (estimation) shots he faced compared to the boatload of shots Lundqvist saved

    By far the worst performance by Tuukka i’ve seen all year.

    On a positive note, they can win it in Boston now.

    Also this Torey Krug kid continues to impress, 3 goals in his first 4 NHL playoff games…

    Here’s hoping the B’s bring it for game 5 and Tuukka returns to form, or this could be a long one.

  9. titansbro - May 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Meh shizz happens was posted after the 1st one when it was still 2-1. The 2nd one was unacceptable. They should have won that game & Tukka knows it. Look for him to be much better in game 5.

  10. shortsxit34 - May 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Chara had another horrible giveaway in the second period. He was skating behind the net and dropped it back with literally no teammates within the faceoff dots. He was just in lala land paying no attention tonight.

  11. jets4gold - May 23, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    as a huge rangers fan I am excited but don’t take much of this. They played good but saw same issues. no one at the net, not enough shooting and missed opportunities. Plus, Boston wasn’t going to win the series on the road. they want to take that momentum home. Also big difference between Washington and Boston. Rangers just can’t keep up with Boston and their 4th line. Nash, once again, has to step up. Too much sloppy play and the power play is horrible. they were good tonight but over all, it’s ridiculous. Hopefully they can build on this making it a good series. .

    • alwaysgame7 - May 23, 2013 at 11:10 PM

      Lol as a B’s fan i like to tell myself they lost to win at home but honestly i think they would’ve been happy winning it tonight. Some positives for the Rangers- They look energized, after that soft-of-all-soft goal Tuukk let in, they had life. They kept it in the Bruins zone for longer periods of time and were setting up a bit better for quality scoring chances. The Bruins need to get their heads out of their arses if they want to end this, Too many dumb turnovers and Rask looked like crap.

      Honestly they looked like they expected to win tonight and weren’t really giving 100%

      Krug and Marchand were the only B’s i saw skating their asses off tonight…

      If the Rangers manage to win game 5 (who knows, Bruins sure love game 7’s /s) this series could get real interesting…

  12. hockeyflow33 - May 23, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    This is the same goalie who contributed to the epic collapse in 2010. His career has been defined by an inability to makes save when his team needs them. It’s not always his fault but he just cannot hold onto momentum when an elite goalie would make that save.
    Is he really good? Yup
    Is he an elite goalie? Nope

    • 8man - May 24, 2013 at 6:14 AM

      I tend to agree with you. Rask hasn’t shown me that he can carry this team like Thomas did. In hockey, one big save or one bad goal totally shifts momentum and the outcome. I keep hoping he’ll turn it on.

  13. theskinsman - May 24, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    Rask had a bad,bad night. So where is Julien? Watching a different game? Pull him!
    No sense doing that, let him stay on the ice ,Claude while you peruse advertisements for a rascal for Jagr since he can’t skate with the grandchildren anymore. Pretty sure if he can twirl around with much less effort in one of those.

  14. 8man - May 24, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Utterly disappointing. Not the loss, but the way they lost. At least the Rangers OT goal was a total beauty. The general assumption seems to be that the Bs are the better team and closing out the Rangers is imminent. Well they aren’t. The hockey gods only give you so many opportunities and the momentum swings the other way.

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