Haggerty: Rask leads the way to Game 4 victory

Haggerty: Rask leads the way to Game 4 victory
June 8, 2013, 12:45 am
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BRUINS 1, PENGUINS 0

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What Tim Thomas accomplished in the 2011 Stanley Cup run is something most Bruins fans will probably never forget.

But what Tuukka Rask just did to the Pittsburgh Penguins in four games might be that much more impressive. 

The Bruins goaltender made 134 saves on 136 shots with a .985 save percentage in a four-game dispatching of the Pens in the Eastern Conference Finals to send the B's to their second Cup final in the last three years. Rask shut out superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for the entire series, and frustrated the Pens in two shutouts, including Friday's Game 4, which the Bruins took 1-0. 

Rask's performance certainly impressed some people, including CSNNE's Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty, who spoke highly of the B's goalie with Mike Giardi after the game. 

"A .985 save percentage in the four games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, that's unfair, you have no shot," Haggerty said. "And really, quite honestly, I think he broke the backs of the Penguins in Game 3 when he made 53 saves. They threw the best punch they had at the Bruins here in this building, and the Bruins still won because Tuukka would not bend and would not break, and he made all the saves he absolutely had to."

Check out the video above to find out what else Haggerty had to say about the Bruins' sweep of the Penguins.