Rask made 24 saves Thursday, posting a shutout in a 4-0 Game 4 win over the Hurricanes. Yet another magnificent performance from Rask. Boston's netminder clearly has been its most valuable player to this point in the playoffs, giving the B's a chance to win every night. Thursday's result gives the Finnish backstop seven straight wins, and now, Rask and the Bruins await the winner of the San Jose-St. Louis series.
Rask will patrol the crease in Thursday's Game 4 against the Hurricanes in Carolina, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports. Rask has been fantastic through the first three games of the Eastern Conference finals, pushing Carolina to the brink of elimination by picking up three consecutive victories while posting a superb 1.67 GAA and .944 save percentage. The Finnish netminder will look to keep rolling and help his team advance to the Stanley Cup Finals by picking up a seventh straight win and finishing the sweep of the Hurricanes on the road Thursday.
Rask was sensational yet again, stopping 35 of 36 shots in a 2-1 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Make that six consecutive wins for Rask and the Bruins. Seemingly unbeatable over his last half dozen games, the Finnish netminder has to be considered a favorite to hoist the Conn Smythe trophy should Boston go on to win it all. Now with a commanding 3-0 series lead, Rask and the Bruins will be looking to close out the series Thursday and punch their ticket to the NHL's final dance.
Rask will be between the pipes for Tuesday's Game 3 road clash with Carolina, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports. Rask is riding a five-game winning streak in which he's recorded a 1.60 GAA and .953 save percentage. While the netminder is backed by an offense that is scoring 3.40 goals per game in the postseason, he hasn't needed the help with how well he has been performing. Unless the Canes can figure out a way to dent Rask, the Eastern Conference finals could be over soon.
Rask made 23 saves in a 6-2 win over Carolina on Sunday. Boston now leads the best-of-seven series 2-0. Rask appeared to be cruising to his second shutout of these playoffs, but late goals from Justin Williams and Teuvo Teravianen spoiled that party. Despite the two goals allowed, the Finnish backstop continues to turn in solid performance after solid performance and has his team two wins away from a berth in the Stanley Cup finals.
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