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‘Terrible turnover’ from Bruins’ Krug leads to Bolland goal

Jun 13, 2013, 2:21 AM EDT

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Boston Bruins’ goalie Tuukka Rask didn’t hold back.

Following a highly emotional night, Rask let it be known exactly how he felt about a Torey Krug turnover that led to the Dave Bolland goal at the eight-minute mark of the third period that began the Chicago Blackhawks’ comeback, on their way to a 4-3 triple overtime victory in Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

According to a tweet from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com, Rask called it a “terrible turnover” that led to the Bolland goal.

Krug had become something of a media darling in these playoffs. He stands only 5’9″ and had all of three NHL regular season games under his belt prior to the post-season.

He also became the first ever defenseman to score four goals in his first five playoff games, a feat he accomplished in the second round against the New York Rangers.

But Krug struggled against the Blackhawks, and was a minus-two in 19:36 of ice time in his first ever Stanley Cup Final game.

  1. bobhpine - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    This is why Sergei Gonchar will be making $5 mil as a 40 year-old. It makes NHL coaches sick to trust young defensemen in the playoffs (to say nothing of the SC Finals).

    I can’t say it makes complete sense though. Roman Hamrlik did everything in his power to lose two games against Boston for the Rangers.

    • freestyle1022 - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:48 AM

      Everyone clamoring for Krug and Bartkowski… See Andrew Ference.. absolute staple in the playoffs

      Will be tough to see him go if they cant keep him

  2. tripps3 - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    Getting the puck on a turnover is one thing, putting it into the net is another Mr. Rask

  3. titansbro - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Rask had no shot on that one. Krug is solely responsible for that one.

    • mattyg89 - Jun 13, 2013 at 6:42 PM

      As a Hawks fan I can kind of understand Boston fans emotions. It reminded me of the Chris Campoli turnover that cost us game 7 in overtime against Vancouver

  4. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 13, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    It was a terrible TO. Very unchactrtistic of the B’s typical along boards clearing. Mistakes are magnified in the playoffs, and none more so than in the SCF. B’s three goals were because the hawks had three defensive breakdowns. Goal 1 Hjarmalsson failed to take his man out of the play behind the net. He lost the battle and his player he tried to check made the pass to the front of the net. Goal 2 bad pinch by the d man, TJ took off for the line change leaving only 4 hawks in the d zone, and Kane just quit which left Lucic all alone in the slot. Goal 3 on the PK had 4 players on the same side of the ice leaving leaving Bergeron wide open on the opposite side.

  5. alwaysgame7 - Jun 13, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Give Krug a blanket party to make sure it doesn’t happen again, and move on…

  6. jpelle82 - Jun 13, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    give him credit though, he tried his butt off to redeem himself after that one, he had several quality chances and shots. he’s young. that said, is redden available to play? – might think of sliding him in for game 2.

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