Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has earned his stripes in the past 8 games of the Bruins 2013 Stanley Cup playoff run, going 7-1 while allowing just 12 goals on 267 shots.
Rask’s performance has drawn comparison to a guy named Tim Thomas, whose heroics between the pipes led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup championship in 39 years while earning himself the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs. And Tuukka’s performance in Wednesday night’s 2-1 double-overtime Bruins win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, virtually stealing the game from the Pittsburgh Penguins with 53 saves, has caused even more rumblings of the Timmy-comparisons.
“I don’t know how many goalies have stood up against the best offense the league has seen in nearly a generation,” said Michael Felger on 98.5 The SportsHub’s Felger and Mazz. “They were scoring over four goals per game, nobody has ever done that in the conference finals since 1985 [when the Edmonton Oilers did it].”
For more of what Felger and Mazz had to say on the Timmy-Tuukka debate, click the video above.