Thanks to DJ Bean pointing this out this morning: today is the five year anniversary of Tuukka Rask flipping out after two questionable shootout goals against in a Providence Bruins shootout loss. The event is legendary, as it was both ridiculous and hilarious...AND marked the beginning of many future rage tantrums by Tuukka.
The epic meltdown is still joked about today, mostly by Bruins fans, but also by some Bruins. Johnny Boychuk relived it in a rink side chat a few years ago (remember rink side chats? those ruled) in which he described standing in the tunnel and seeing a milk crate fly by his head, barely missing hitting him in the face.
Tuukka gets the last laugh of course, as he is the best goaltender in the NHL and makes $7 million a year. He could buy all the gold milk crates his heart desires!