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Tuukka Rask Has Been The Difference

from Fran Seravalli of TSN,

You can just feel it, Rod Brind’Amour was saying.

You could feel it in the first period on Tuesday night, the wind sucked out of the Hurricanes. They threw the kitchen sink at Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins’ stone cold killer didn’t blink.

Two U’s. Two K’s. Too good.

“He’s definitely the difference-maker, you can feel it,” Brind’Amour said. “He makes the save that maybe should go in. There were a couple point-blankers. When you make them over and over, on some real good Grade A [chances], that’s how you win.”

The message was clear: If the Hurricanes couldn’t win that period, with 20 shots on net and three power plays including a two-man advantage, they don’t have a prayer to win this Eastern Conference final.

There may be a Game 4 on Thursday night, but it felt like Rask delivered the knockout blow to the Bunch of Jerks’ dream season already.

continued

Below, watch the highlights of Boston's 2-1 over Carolina.

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