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Rask clears up 'Tuu', 'boo' mix-up with Lazlo Holmes

Bruins goalie the latest to 'do that hockey' with reporter played by Chance the Rapper

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Lazlo Holmes questions Rask

Lazlo Holmes interviews Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

NBC's Special NHL Correspondent Lazlo Holmes (also known as Chance the Rapper) learns how to pronounce Tuukka Rask's name during an interview

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Tuukka Rask knows he's not being booed by Boston Bruins fans, but that may not have always been the case.

The Bruins goalie was the latest NHL star interviewed by Lazlo Holmes, and they covered a litany of topics during the second intermission of the Tampa Bay Lightning game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Rask opened up to basketball-turned-hockey reporter played by Chance the Rapper, dishing about his best hockey skill, having a bee species named after him and of course Bruins fans chanting "Tuu" when he makes a save

"I noticed a lot of people were booing you," Holmes said. "Why do so many people boo you?"

"I wondered the same thing for many, many years," Rask responded. "I was making these saves and all I heard was 'boo,' so I thought they might not like me that much. Then my mom called me and said they're yelling 'Tuu,' like my first name, so I guess they do like me."

They also covered important topics like how Rask could be confused as a cross between Michael Keaton's Batman character and the Joker played by Jack Nicholson from the 1988 film "Batman."

"I take that as a compliment," Rask said. "One of the best compliments I ever had."

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