Tuukka Rask has an all time record of 78-50-18. Of those 18 loser-point losses, exactly half have come as the result of a shootout loss. He's had fits of anger after three of those losses.
Basically: when the Bruins lose in the shootout, there is a 33% chance that Rask will flip his lid, swear a lot, and at least redeem a little bit of entertainment value out of the stupid skills competition. Let's examine these freakouts in a little more depth.
Freak out 1: 2013/11/21, vs. STL: 3-2 loss
After allowing an incredibly soft goal in the first period, Rask made some big saves but was defeated in the skills competition by Alex Steen.
Rask was asked what he'd do with the shootout: "Gas it right away. Midseason. Get rid of it. I don't [expletive] want it."— Mike Cole (@MikeColeNESN) November 22, 2013
He's really mad.
Freak out 2: 2013/3/27, vs. MTL: 6-5 loss
This one stung. The Bruins had a sizable lead over the Canadiens, who stormed back to tie it in the third period. Rask allowed an uncharacteristic five goals in regulation. And Brendan Gallagher put the nail in the coffin in the sixth round of the shootout.
And still, the stick won't break. Poor guy.
Freak out 3: 2011/11/25, vs. DET: 2-1 loss
Angry Rask almost fell going through the bench door, then screamed a bunch of nonsense and broke something in the tunnel. Loud bang hahahah— Dan Ryan (@bruinshockeynow) November 25, 2011
He managed to avoid smashing his stick, but then skated off so angrily that he fell going through the door to the bench.— Dan Ryan (@bruinshockeynow) November 22, 2013
Poor Rask. His hate for the shootout is totally justified.
AHL Freak out: 2009/3/30, vs. ALB: 1-0 loss
This hatred goes back a long way.