Courtesy of Hertz

Drive to the Net: Tuukka tracks to Game 7 ☕


To continue reading, log into your account:

[theme-my-login show_title=0]
Tuukka Rask. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Tuukka Rask isn't the perfect goaltender. He isn't the biggest, though he stands 6 feet 3. He isn't the quickest, though he's still got the agility at age 33. He isn't the most technically clinical, either, frequently dropping to all fours in the form of Dominik Hasek.

But one thing he's always done as well as anyone is find the puck.

In yesterday's Drive, I pinpointed the Blues' creativity on the power-play points, or the ongoing lack thereof from the otherwise great Colton Parayko, as paramount to claiming the Stanley Cup in Game 7 tonight in Boston. It's just unfathomable to me that a power play could stay this cold through an entire Final -- 1 for 18 so far --  and emerge successful.

In this Drive, observed from the opposite perspective, I'll keep it a lot simpler: If Rask keeps seeing, reading and swallowing the puck as seamlessly as he has most of these playoffs, the Bruins will prevail and, oh, yeah, Rask will be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy.

To continue reading, log into your account: