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Two Tough Bounces

by John Bishop / Boston Bruins
BOSTON -- Goaltender Tuukka Rask talked about the two early goals that put the Boston Bruins behind the eight ball early in Saturday's game versus the Rangers.

"You haven’t played in two weeks and then that happens...but you can’t start thinking about it," said Rask, who fell to 0-2-0 on the young season. "You’ve got to keep the game tight and try to save the next one, but obviously, [the goals were] tough breaks."

Of the goals, Rask said, "You can question yourself not [controlling the rebound on] the first one, but you know, [they] bat it out of the air -- always a tough one.

"And the second one, obviously, tough break, it goes in a D-man’s hands. You know, that happens in hockey.

"But you’ve just got to try and live with it and bounce back and, after that, I thought we bounced back."

All told, Rask bounced back and made 37 saves to keep the Bruins within striking distance until the final seconds of the contest.

"I think that’s got to be the worst start you can imagine, I guess," said Rask. "Good thing they didn’t get any more than that.

"It's tough to keep yourself in the zone when that happens, and when you get no shots...but it’s a battle and you’ve just got to get through it and just try to stop every puck.

"In the third, I actually got some shots and kind of got into the flow a little bit," added Rask. "You know, the first two, it's just different because you’re kind of questioning where you’re standing and where your angles are.
"That’s obvious when you haven’t played, but as the game went on I felt better."

As for the Rangers game, Rask said he had to put it behind him -- quickly.

"We played four games...and won them all and now I get in there and get the loss again, so that’s too bad," said Rask. "But [it was a] good week for us.

"We really played good games and solid 60 minute games. That’s what we’re looking for.

"Today was a tough loss...[but] we’ve just got to bounce back for Thursday," he said.
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