The Bruins first round series with the Maple Leafs was a fairly high-scoring one which resulted in Rask having a 2.49 GAA (10th in the playoffs) and a .923 SV% (7th). He will need to be on his 'A' game in the second round because he will be going head-to-head with Henrik Lundqvist.
Rask continued his strong play last night, but was once again bested by James Reimer. Rask allowed two goals on 26 shots in the 2-1 loss. The series shifts back to Boston for Game 7 where Rask will try and close out the series for the Bruins. Rask and Reimer have identical .932 SV% in the series, let the Game 7 fun begin!
Andrew Ference will not play tonight because of an undisclosed injury.
Ference did not make the trip to Toronto yesterday. Ference is considered day-to-day, said Claude Julien. “Didn’t make the trip for the right reasons,” Julien said. “We’re heading back home tonight, one way or another. He’s a day-to-day.” This will mark the second game Ference will miss in the series. Ference was suspended for Game 2 because of his illegal check to the head of Mikhail Grabovski in Game 1.
Rask was great yet again stopping 45 of 48 shots in the Game 4 OT win in Toronto. His .932 SV% has him ranked fifth in the playoffs. He and his Bruins teammates will look to close out the series tonight in Boston.
Rask played fantastic stopping 45 of 47 shots in a 5-2 win in Game 3. The Bruins have a chance to take a firm grip on this series in Toronto tonight. Rask has posted a 2.36 GAA and a .929 SV% in the first three games of the playoffs.