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Hide yo’ milkcrates, Playoff Tuukka Rask is back

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning
Tuukka Rask and David Pastrnak share a winning moment
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Tonight is Game #2 in Tampa Bay, the Bruins face a Lightning team hoping to right their ship after a 6-2 loss at home. Tune in on NBCSN at 7:00 PM for the action.

  • Bruce Cassidy warns that despite the score, Game #1 was anything but a blowout, and the Bruins have some work to do. Patriot Ledger
  • Count on some tweaks for the Bolts tonight. South Coast Today
  • Four bullet points from the game include one heck of a shift by Jake DeBrusk.
  • Patience and confidence. This Bruins team feels up to the challenge of any opponent. Boston Globe
  • David Pastrnak has worked to be stronger on the puck. This has bought him more time that has paid dividends in one aspect of his performance. NESN
  • Charlie McAvoy has bounced back from injury and a performance against the Maple Leafs that looked labored at times. Boston Herald
  • How nice to see Rick Nash pot some goals- he tends to do that in bunches. WEEI
  • Nash and Tuukka Rask answered their detractors with their performances. CBS Boston
  • The Tuukka Rask that emerged after repairs to his skate that cost a goal against was the Tuukka Rask we’ve all been hoping to see this postseason. Boston Herald
  • Pitch a fit, move on- Rask’s reaction to the skate blade incident was pitch perfect to help his team. Boston Globe
  • Have a little fun along with some familar Twitter users now that the skate blade incident is water under the bridge. Sports Illustrated
  • Jordan Binnington channeled his inner Tuukka Rask in some heated exchanges as the PBruins were eliminated from the Calder Cup playoffs in overtime on Saturday. Buzzfeed
  • See Binnington’s punch and challenge to the Phantoms’ goalie here. BarDown
  • The loss was a chippy affair. Patriot Ledger
  • And that closes the season for our Providence Bruins. Here are the bullet points from the final game. Rinkside Rhode Island
  • Take a look at the NHL playoff Player Leaderboard- Bruins fingerprints are all over it! NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In other NHL playoff action: The Jets fell to the Predators 5-4 in double overtime to even their series. Will it “crush” the young team? Sportsnet The Capitals fought back to best the Penguins with a 4-1 win, tying their series. Sportsnet Las Vegas gave their heroes a memorable sendoff, as they travel to face the Sharks in San Jose tonight. Their series is (surprise!) also tied at 1-1. NHL
  • It’s the playoffs, and Jimmy Fallon has come up with his superlatives. Brent Burns is featured prominently- AGAIN. (With video) BarDown
  • The Buffalo Sabres WIN! Kinda, sorta- The NHL Draft Lottery has been finalized, . ESPN