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Tuukka Rask doesn’t swear, but he explains why the Tim Thomas White House snub won’t be an issue

WASHINGTON — Everyone in the world wants to forget about the Tim Thomas [1]/White House fiasco, and maybe they finally can after Monday night.

Game 3 will be Thomas’ second game at Verizon Center [2] since the reigning Conn Smythe winner skipped the team’s White House visit in January. Fans in D.C. are being encouraged to wear Barack Obama masks [3] as a way of taunting Thomas.

The Bruins are sick of answering questions about Thomas and the White House. Thomas has promised the media that he will end his sessions with reporters if the White House or his politics are mentioned. Both times it has happened since, Thomas has made good on his word and walked out.

Yet Tuukka Rask [4] was happy to explain why he doesn’t think Thomas will be impacted by a Verizon Center [2] full of fans who are angry with the two-time Vezina winner.

“I think everybody’s angry at him because he’s so good,” Rask said. “You guys know him almost as well as I do. He doesn’t give a’€¦ shoot about that stuff. It doesn’t bother him at all.”