Despite suffering a tough 4-3 triple-overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday at United Center, Rask appeared remarkably fresh standing in front of his stall.
He entered the game having won four of the previous five overtime games in which Boston played this postseason, but none of those measured up to this thriller in which he made a career-high 59 saves in the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Final history.
He was asked if losing in triple overtime is worse than a regulation loss.
"Yeah, I'm sure like right after, it [stinks] because you're tired and you almost played two games," he said. "But at the end of the day, it's a loss, and that's the only thing that matters."