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Rask drills 40-yard field goal at Patriots practice

Goalie kicks football through uprights as Bruins visit NFL team

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Rask kicks FG at Pats practice

Rask nails field goal as Bruins visit Pats practice

Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins pay a visit to Bill Belichick's Patriots practice. Courtesy Patriots.com

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When an NFL team inevitably runs into kicker problems this season, some enterprising general manager might want to give Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask a call. 

While the Bruins were visiting the New England Patriots at practice Tuesday, Rask kicked a ball off a tee from 40 yards out right through the uprights. Rask completed the highlight with the appropriate celebration. 

Tweet from @NHLBruins: .@tuukkarask: nailed it. �� pic.twitter.com/pFD0X6DxBb

He even looked like he made a new friend in Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. 

Instagram from @patriots: GRONK & TUUKK. Thanks for coming out to practice today, @nhlbruins!

Rask and defenseman Torey Krug were among the group made the trip to meet coach Bill Belichick and the rest of the Patriots ahead of their last preseason game against the New York Giants on Thursday.

Instagram from @nhlbruins: When hockey meets football, everybody's happy. Thanks for having us, @patriots! ����(Photos courtesy: @patriots)

This wasn't the first time a Boston athlete tried his hand at another sport. In March, Patriots safety Patrick Chung took the ice with the Bruins for a practice and looked like a natural. 

But let Rask's display be a warning to opponents: Get out of the way of his kick saves.

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