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#pounditFriday, May 7, 2021

David Perron gets in Tuukka Rask’s face during Game 3

David Perron Tuukka Rask

The St. Louis Blues were unable to get much going in the first two periods of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday against Tuukka Rask, so they resorted to other tactics to try and throw the Bruins goalie off his game.

During the second period, Blues winger Sammy Blais attempted a shot on goal that missed wide of the net. David Perron was skating in towards the goal at the time and collided with Rask, bumping him to the ice. Rask got up and the two were in each others’ faces before being separated.

Rask had stopped 17 of 18 shots to that point and his Bruins were leading 5-1.

NBC Sports’ analysts were expecting some retaliation from the Bruins for Perron shoving Rask. That seemed to happen quickly. Early in the third period, several Bruins converged on Perron with the puck in front of Boston’s net. Perron got called for roughing, while Connor Clifton was called for cross-checking, resulting in a 4 on 4.

Boston was looking to go up 2-1 in the series.


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