The Boston Bruins always had a problem on their hands. A good problem, but nonetheless, a problem.
Together, Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask make up one of the best goaltending tandems in the NHL today. Because of this, the Bruins should be thankful. Coach Claude Julien has said numerous times that the Bruins do not have a #1 goalie, but rather a 1a and 1b.
Saturday’s game between the Rangers and Bruins may have, in fact, had it all: highlight reel saves, tremendous goals, a fight and a game winner just seconds before what could have been a shootout. Maybe it wasn’t the end result Bruins’ fans were looking for when Marian Gaborik smashed home a rebound past Tuukka Rask with three seconds remaining in overtime, but it certainly was a glimpse at what playoff hockey between the two teams could offer come May.