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Tuukka Rask goes ballistic after losing shootout at Providence

Posted By Joe Haggerty On March 21, 2009 @ 2:03 pm In General | No Comments

Fantastic meltdown by Providence Bruins goaltender, and 22-year-old wonderboy Bruins prospect, Tuukka Rask [1] after losing a 1-0 shootout to the Albany River Rats at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence last night. Rask had an issue with a pair of goals during the shootout session, and proceeded to slam his paddle against the crossbar and the boards before tossing a crate in a fit of pique out onto the ice in exasperation.

The first appears to be a shot that he had saved and play had stopped before the Albany skater popped the puck into the net, and the second shot appeared to ring off the post — but was also called a goal by the AHL officials.

We’ve heard — and seen — strong evidence of Tim Thomas [2] and famous competitive temper when things don’t go his way in the game of hockey, but Rask had seemed like a pretty mild-mannered netminder. Until last night, that is, courtesy of footage from www.abc6.com [3]via youtube.


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[1] Tuukka Rask: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tuukka-rask.htm

[2] Tim Thomas: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tim-thomas.htm

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