Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Has Checkered History In Game 7s

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William Nylander fired a shot past Rask in Game 6 Monday night. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Game 7 is tonight between the Bruins and Maple Leafs at the Garden at 7:30 p.m.

The B's held a 3-1 series lead before allowing the Leafs to even things up, and now Bruce Cassidy knows it'll take a total team effort to move on to face the Lightning in round two.

"I don't think there's any panic at all in this group," he said. "We have to outplay Toronto for 60 minutes. I think we've done it for long stretches early in the series. Recently, I think we've done it in the games we've lost, we've outplayed them, but we've got to do it for a full 60 minutes. That's usually the team that's gonna win, unless you get some kind of miraculous performance from an individual, which ... I don't like to kinda put all your eggs in one basket, it's about the team."

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Bruins Excited For Game 7 Vs. Maple Leafs

Bruins are 13-and-12 all-time in Game 7's, but just 4-and-5 since 2008--and 1-and-5 if you remove three enormous wins on the way to a Stanley Cup win in 2011.

Tuukka Rask hasn't fared well in these winner-take-all contests. He's 1-and-2 with a 3-65 goals-against-average and .849 save percentage in three Game 7's dating back to 2010 in match-ups against the Flyers, Maple Leafs, and Canadiens.

Of course, that meeting with Toronto five years ago was the victory. Leafs haven't won a playoff series since 2004. B's last won in 2014.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports

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