Game Day: Bruins vs. Lightning — Tuukka Rask? Who’s Tuukka Rask?

Game 35: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 12/28/10

Umm… so some asshole named Tuukka Rask may start tonight. We’re not 100% sure. 

In fact, we’re not 100% sure who Tuukka Rask is or what he looks like. We found his jersey tee in our closets this morning, so we must’ve known him at one time but for the life of us we can’t remember why.

We just Googled him to remind ourselves. Here are some highlights:

Seems like a pretty happening dude.

No lie, it’s been one day shy of a fortnight since Tuukka Rask started for Boston. Last time: December 15th vs. Buffalo – a 2-3 loss. Poo.

Thing is, the kid can’t get enough starts to get in a rhythm to be 2Us-2Ks-2Points this year. Thomas is just playing out of his mind and the offense is crap, meaning Julien has to go with the hot goalie vs. trying to get both Rask and Thomas in a comfortable position to share the workload. Still, gotta wonder if Timmy’s aging body can handle this workload.

So far, the answer is yes. That’s all that matters at the moment, but poor Tuukka. 

Watch. Just by writing this post about him starting, he won’t. Julien will give Thomas back-to-back games.

By the way: Rask is 1-3-1 during back-to-back Bruins game, usually getting shafted with the second game. Keep that in mind. Team’s looked like this:

Tuukka Rask gets no help from Bruins teammates

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Bruins take 1st in Northeast, 3rd in Conference

But to be fair, teams #4 through #7 have more points than Boston (and more games on hand). Who thought we’d see Atlanta up there?

Projected roster:

Milan Lucic-Marc Savard-Nathan Horton
Mark Recchi-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Blake Wheeler-David Krejci-Michael Ryder
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Steven Kampfer
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Tim Thomas

When last we saw our Finnish hero:

Bruins vs. Lightning: Tuukka Rask meltdown

Game Day Links:

Game Day Video:

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