and the Predators from the playoffs on two occasions. They made life miserable for Roberto Luongo when he was playing for the Vancouver Canucks. They cooled off the Boston Bruins' TuukkaRask to win the 2013 Cup Final before turning Ryan Miller into the St. Louis Blues' weakness in the first round a year ago. The Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick allowed 14 goals in five games against Chicago in the 2013...
be the best defensive team in the National Hockey League, and all four teams playing [currently in the conference finals] ... are very good teams. They suppress what we call shot value and scoring opportunities very, very well. Their goaltenders are a big part of it.
"We have a very good goaltender [TuukkaRask]. But if you don't create anxiety in the other team and have the ability to score goals...
against Price to playing with TuukkaRask and Roberto Luongo, Thornton has seen the effects of playing in front of a great goalie.
"It probably gives you more confidence," Thornton said. "You can just play your game; you're not worried about what's going to happen if the puck enters your zone.
"The goalie can be a calming influence, and all three of those guys do that for their team...
allowed no more than one goal in 13 of his 16 career playoff wins, including each of his last 10 dating to Game 6 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. the Rangers.
* Via Elias, Holtby is the first goaltender to surrender one goal or fewer in 10 consecutive playoff wins since Boston's TuukkaRask from May 21, 2013 to April 22, 2014 (10 wins).
* Holtby also improved to 9-9 in 18 career...
pour les buts marqués (213); la saison précédente, Boston a fini troisième à ce niveau, avec 261 buts. Les jeunes David Pastrnak et Ryan Spooner ont montré de belles choses, mais ils ont peu d'expérience.
Le gardien TuukkaRask a égalé la marque d'équipe en prenant part à 70 matches, ce qui a laissé croire à un manque de confiance envers le réserviste, Niklas Svedberg.
«Nous allons examiner chaque...
BOSTON -- Boston Bruins goaltender TuukkaRask was blunt when asked to assess the season that concluded Saturday because the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins each won their games and eliminated the Bruins from contention for a place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
"Well, what's failed, F? Because you know, if you don't make the playoffs, you've failed," Rask said at TD Garden on Monday. "You...
since the home/away stat was introduced in 1982-83 . . . Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby played in his 73rd game of the season, tying Olie Kolzig (73, 1999-00) for the most in one season by a goaltender for the franchise . . . Bruins goaltender TuukkaRask played in his 70th game of the season, tying the franchise record shared by Jack Gelineau, Jim Henry and Ed Johnston . . . The top 10 communities...
– David Pastrnak
Reilly Smith – Carl Soderberg – Loui Eriksson
Max Talbot – Chris Kelly – Brett Connolly
Zdeno Chara – Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug – Dennis Seidenberg
Matt Bartkowski – Zach Trotman
Scratched: Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell
Injured: Dougie Hamilton (undisclosed), Kevan Miller (right shoulder)
Jonathan Drouin – Steven Stamkos – Ryan Callahan...
For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.
— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday