Bruins Trying To Keep Tuukka Rask Dialed In For Stanley Cup Final

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Tuukka Rask during Game 4 against the Hurricanes. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Tuukka Rask has enjoyed a sensational playoff run for the Bruins—especially since a Game 7 win over the Maple Leafs.

Rask's last 11 games against the Leafs, Blue Jackets, and Hurricanes, he's 9-and-2 with a .953 save percentage and 1.49 goals-against average.

So, Bruce Cassidy, with 10 full days between games, how do you keep your goalie locked in for the Stanley Cup Final?

"We'd like to run him right back out there, the whole group to be honest with you, but he knows what's in front of him," Cassidy said. "He's been around, he's a good pro. He'll have to kind of figure out for himself how to get dialed in each day so that, come next Monday, he's at where he feels is 100 percent dialed in ... I don't even know if he'll have an easy answer for that either because it is what it is, you're off—so you're gonna lose a bit of sharpness."

Brad Marchand said B's players are leaving their teammate alone.

"You just kind of let him do his thing, whatever he wants to do, you let him do it," Marchand said. "But I mean he's a pro, he's been around for a long time, and so he knows how to prepare himself and how to stay sharp, and we have to do the same in the room."

Cup Final against the Blues or Sharks begins one week from today.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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