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#pounditMonday, May 10, 2021

Tuukka Rask: Hurricanes did not give us problems

Tuukka Rask

The Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 on Thursday night to complete the sweep and advance to the Stanley Cup Final. Boston dominated throughout the series, outscoring the Hurricanes 11-4 over the first two games and winning with a shutout to seal things in Game 4.

Boston made things look easy against Carolina, and apparently that’s how it felt for Tuukka Rask.

The Bruins goaltender was asked in an interview with NBC Sports Network after the game what Carolina did that gave them problems in the series.

“Not a whole lot,” Rask said. “I thought we defended so well that there wasn’t a whole lot. The little rush chances they got were probably the most difficult. We kept everything on the outside. There was not a lot of traffic, so it’s easier when you see the puck. We defended really, really well.”

Rask made 24 saves in the game for his second shutout of the postseason. He had a .956 save percentage in the series against Carolina.

Boston now advances to their first Stanley Cup Final since 2013, while Carolina was swept for the fourth time in franchise history. The Bruins await the winner of the Blues-Sharks series.

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