During a dark night, the two were left to wonder about a golden opportunity lost the boards for a reference to the title of the Cup. It was outplayed by his counterpart Jordan Binnington (32 saves), Rask, which allowed four goals in 20 shots, saw an amazing Stanley Cup Final run arriving in a screeching and hard-to-swallow stopped. He saw the Conn Smythe Trophy to be given to him who was awarded the St. Louis forward Ryan O & # 39; Reilly.
No one ever lost or got from legacy perspective to NHL's ultimate legacy game than the unremitting Rask. No one had the understanding of their career changed more. Of course, this is not fair. The Bruins have never played in a Game 7 without Rask's netminded net in this postseason. But often sports are not fair. They are a bottom-line, last-impression, what-have-been-last-forfeited coffee breaks. The puck-stopper polarizing franchise will be penalized for Boston avoiding the golden opportunity to lift the Cup. His detractors are powered by a hole in the Stanley Cup series that remains in his hockey CV as No. 1
Games 7 and legacies are likely to be zero games. No interest in the nuance. It's binary, win or lose, credit or blame, if it's all warranted or not. The Rask deserves to be better, and he deserves more from his teammates, playing outside the Ice Garden night and not there to save him in the way he drove them through the playoffs.
"I mean, for him to be as good as he is, that's why we're here," said Marchand. "He was incredible every night, giving us every opportunity to win He was the best goalie in the league. He showed that in the playoffs, and he made a hell of a job, and he made his part . "
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy also cut off any critique of Rask with one of the most disappointing losses during this Belle Epoque of Boston sports.
"There really is not," he said. "We were a team and we got a goal that we had two minutes left, he could stand on his head and give him one, so … they fight us in the game moments in all positions. He is our best player, I think nobody will leave the building tonight, unfortunately, in our locker room, saying that they are putting their best foot forward. "
Graduates the Rask has an impressive postseason run with 15-9 records, 2.02 GAA, and a .934 save percentage, but he trades all those numbers for £ 35 silver known as the Stanley Cup.
Like the Vancouver Canucks, Rask remains a victim of Tim Thomas's historic intelligence in the Final Stanley Cup 2011. He is being taught for Thomas not knowing that removing the pucks in the 2011 Stanley Cup final. That performance is wasting time in Rask racing. Thomas had an out-of-body experience on the net, posting 1.15 GAA against Canucks, including Canucks's game on Game 7 in Vancouver. It is hoped, without asking, the Rask will repeat it unlikely to take another Cup for Black and Gold.
A moment like this in the biggest stage of hockey is all that's missing from Rask's oeuvre. The Cup disappeared in his 2013 arrest despite a stellar performance in playoffs. But the painful and soft finish of Game 6 of the Final Cup was stuck with him.
In this case, Rask looked immune to the vicissitudes of the vulcanized rubber, until Game 7. It was not a sin, but it was not the result. That's the life of a goalie.
Rask enters Game 7 as no better goalie in the series (2.16 goals against the average, .925 save percentage). But his vocal critics point to Rask's history of hiccups in Game 7s in his career. He entered 3-2 with 3.18 GAA and .877 save percentage in five previous Game 7s, a lesser known record in affairs-cooker pucks affairs.
Rask entered 3-0 when it faced the elimination of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs, including Game 6 of the Final Cup, which stopped 82 of 86 shots and allowed only four goals in those three games (1.34 GAA, .953 save percentage).
The start is not lucky for Rask. He did not see a lot of rubber. When doing this on the net. The Blues scored two of their first four shots and back-to-back shots in the final 3:13 of the first season. Beaten by Louis was their third shot of the night. Jay Bouwmeester sent a shot that O & # 39; Reilly drove to the previous Rask to subdue the crowd and give the Blues a 1-0 lead at 16:47 the first time.