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Stanley Cup Finals: Bruins Tuukka Rask On Game 6

BOSTON BRUINS GOALTENDER TUUKKA RASK spoke to the media Sunday night about game six versus the Chicago Blackhawks.

On if Game 5 was different from his viewpoint

A little bit, yeah. I thought right off the bat we looked a little nervous. We didnt make plays. We didnt make passes. It didnt cost us right away but after the first minute or two we kind of settled in. Both teams had chances. It wasnt as bad as it has been in previous games.

On how much confidence he can take from 2011 and how the team always has life

Well, you always have life until its over. This is a new season. Obviously, we know what we did in the past but its not going to help us tomorrow on the ice. We still have to go out there and make it happen.

On if it can be done

It can be. Yeah, I mean its not lost on anybody.

On if they win and get to celebrate on their ice

I dont think anybody wants that to happen. We are definitely going to do everything we can, not to have that happen.

On if he feels like this team has a lot more in the tank

Yeah, I mean weve played some good hockey at times. We havent really played 60 minutes of great hockey. Tomorrow has to be the day.

On if Jonathan Toews not playing has any impact from his viewpoint


On the combination of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane

Well, they changed their lines, right? I dont know they are both such good players that no matter who they play with they are going to make plays. Now that they are playing together, they are finding each other and making those plays so we have to be careful with them.

On Zdeno Chara struggling to contain Toews and Kane or if it is something more

No I wouldnt do thatHe plays a lot, obviously. So you cant get those minuses too. Hes playing against the best players. Its not so easy to shut them down all the time. He usually does a great job with that and I have no doubts in him.

On the impact of Patrice Bergeron and whether it is a huge blow if he doesnt play

It is. He plays in every situation. He plays faceoffs, power play, penalty kill. It would be a huge loss for us but, then again, we cant be feeling sorry for ourselves. We just have to play with the guys we have.

Source: NHL Media


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