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Topic - Tuukka Rask
The Bruins outshot the Capitals 38-14. Goaltender Tuukka Rask made 12 saves, while Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots for Washington.
Bruins star Patrice Bergeron signed an eight-year, $52 million contract extension on Friday, the latest move by the Eastern Conference champions to get long-term commitments from key players.
Tuukka Rask turned an outstanding first season as the Boston Bruins' No. 1 goalie into a long-term commitment on Wednesday by signing an eight-year contract to stay with the Eastern Conference champions.
In 17 stunning seconds, Tuukka Rask's solid postseason was shattered.
The Stanley Cup is back in the city of big shoulders and short memories, delivered by a Chicago team that featured neither.
Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 of the third period and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons with a stunning comeback, 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Monday night.
The Chicago Blackhawks headed for the East Coast, one win between them and the Stanley Cup title. The Boston Bruins, meanwhile, went home knowing they had to win the next game to avoid elimination, not to mention the bitter experience of watching someone else celebrate winning the Stanley Cup on their ice.
The Boston Bruins and goalie Tuukka Rask were less than 80 seconds away from a seventh game of the Stanley Cup Final.
Jonathan Toews watched the end of the fifth game of the Stanley Cup Final from the Blackhawks bench, unable to play after a hit to his head.
Patrice Bergeron left the arena in an ambulance. The Bruins headed home on the brink of elimination.
In a series that's seen three games go to overtime, this one had its tense moments and both teams were without star players down the stretch.
Finding room to roam in the first three games of the Stanley Cup finals was next to impossible, and scoring goals was even more difficult.
The Chicago Blackhawks shifted from flat to frenzied, then tied the Stanley Cup finals with a hard-fought overtime win over the Boston Bruins in a free-flowing Game 4.
Five things learned in the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-5 overtime win over the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night:
Chicago's 6-5 overtime victory at Boston on Wednesday night was the highest-scoring game in this year's NHL playoffs. There were breakaways, rebounds, long slap shots and tips. Eleven goals in all, coming from all over the ice. It all raises questions about how the remainder of this compelling series will look.
"You always try to be good but then you are trying to get your average game level as high as you can," he said, "that the gap between a good game and a bad game wouldn't be so big.
Asked after the season how much he had proven, Rask said, "I don't think I have to answer those questions anymore. I played good, proved (to) everyone again that I was capable of doing it. I mean, you look at the numbers. They're good. If I just analyze my game and by how I felt throughout the year, I thought it was a great year."