Boston Bruins: 3 Keys to tormenting Tampa Bay in round 2

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 3: Patrice Bergeron
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It needs to be Tuukka Time

Tuukka Rask needs to have a much better series. Rask currently has a .899 save percentage and a 2.94 goals against average. If the Bruins want to have any chance of advancing they need Tuukka to be hovering around 2 goals per game.

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Now part of this was due to a struggling defense, but Rask still gave up some goals that he wished he could have back.

Rask was pretty dominant against the Lightning in the regular season. He was 3-1 with a .926 save percentage and a 2 goals against average. If Rask can replicate these performances the Bruins will have a good chance to come out on top.

It hasn’t been the best of postseasons for Tuukka. If the Bruins lost game 7 Bruins fans would be calling for him to lose his job. Rask was flat out horrible.

Tuukka has been gifted a second chance against a team that he has performed well against. Hopefully, he will be able to take advantage.