The Bruins had no trouble getting the puck past Lundqvist in Game 2 but at the same time Rask stole the game for the B's. He stopped 35 of 37 shots in the 5-2 win. Both goalies have seen a ton of rubber this series. Lundqvist has faced 80 shots while Rask has seen 72 thrown his way. Another good outing from Rask tonight and the Bruins are just one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.
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.