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Rask: ‘I wouldn’t say I’m in a slump’

Jan 1, 2014, 8:31 AM EDT

Tuukka Rask, Johnny Boychuk AP

The Bruins have dropped two games in a row. In each game they’ve given up a boatload of goals, losing 4-3 to Ottawa and 5-3 to the Islanders last night.

Goalie Tuukka Rask has been lit up for eight goals in those games. While you might consider this run a slump, don’t tell him that as Joe Haggerty of found out.

“Did you see those goals [against Ottawa]? Yeah I didn’t blame myself for that game,” said Rask. “I wasn’t even supposed to play that game. I totally forgot about that game and then tried to regroup today.

“So I wouldn’t say I’m in a slump. You think so? Sure.”

You have to love the “Clerks” line getting thrown out as he essentially said, “I’m not even supposed to be here today,” regarding Ottawa.

The Bruins played against Ottawa without Dennis Seidenberg and Zdeno Chara. They’ll be without Seidenberg for the remainder of the season. Their loss to the Islanders is a bit more bothersome as Chara was back in and they blew a 3-1 second period lead.

  1. terrier92 - Jan 1, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Stay confident kid however you are in a slump

  2. shaundre93 - Jan 1, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Can you call two bad games a slump? I’m gonna give him a couple more games before I declare him slumping. Some of those goals against the Islanders were greasy though, I didn’t feel like he was especially bad. One of the best scorers in the NHL had himself a night at Tuukkas expense. Gonna happen from time to time

  3. drewzducks - Jan 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Pretty rough stretch. Yanked in Vancouver, Ottawa and now last nights gem. Wandering enough out of his crease and losing his line to an extent that would make TT cringe. Also bad angle goals and poor rebound control. Although it’s only been 2 games A.S. (after Sides) but 9 goals is very un-Claude like. As much as I like the speed and offensive ability that most of their young D provides, none of them can bring what Sides does to the table.

  4. drewsylvania - Jan 1, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    Yerg, it’s Yerdon.

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