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Sport Boston Bruins' Tuuka Rask takes blow to the head, leaves game vs. Blue Jackets

03:50  15 january  2020
03:50  15 january  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

Pastrnak, Rask lead Bruins over Predators 6-2

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Tuukka Rask was one of the main reasons the Bruins were in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. In the end, the 32-year-old goaltender and his Boston teammates fell just short of a championship after a 4-1 Game 7 loss to the Blues . Afterward, a stoic Rask addressed the media. One of the major fault lines

Rask made 28 saves in the Bruins 5–1 win over the Blues in Game 6, sending the series back to Boston , where the city eyes its third championship in a Most likely, this series is headed back to Boston for a Game 7 because of the Bruins ’ special teams and outstanding play from Tuukka Rask .

Longtime Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask left Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after taking a fist to the head.

  Boston Bruins' Tuuka Rask takes blow to the head, leaves game vs. Blue Jackets © Provided by Sporting News

Just one minute and 12 seconds into the contest, Rask left the ice and headed for the quiet room to be evaluated for a concussion. Blue Jackets forward Emil Bemstrom made contact with the right side of Rask's head using his glove and holding the butt-end of his stick while skating across the crease.

The hit looked incidental but the Bruins goalie has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with an upper-body injury.

Warning: the following video may be too graphic for some audiences.

Jaro Halak replaced Rask in net and gave up a lone tally in the first period. The Bruins trail the Blue Jackets 1-0 at the first intermission.

Bruins go to a shootout — and lose it again .
The Devils rallied back from a 2-0 deficit and then kept the Bruins winless in shootouts this season.

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