Re: Nice work Tuukka!
posted at 1/4/2011 12:04 PM EST
In Response to Re: Nice work Tuukka!
[QUOTE]OK guys, settle down now. Its not like Tuukka faced 40+ shots from the Flyers, Pens or Caps. It was a HORRIBLE Leafs team that really didnt have many great chances. I think the Leafs had 37 sog, but I dont know if I beleive it. Seemed like they only had about 20. Either way, lets not get too worked up and start the "I told you Rask was the man" crap, a 2-1 win over the Leafs isnt exactly impressive. Nobody looked great last night, Rask included. Its a step in the right direction for Tuukka for sure, but Im holding off on the praise for now. He needs to show MUCH more than he showed last night,
and Im all for giving him the opportunity to do so, just not against good teams.....yet.
Posted by bigvig[/QUOTE]
Yeah it was a horrible Leafs team, but as usual the Bruins played very sloppy in front of Tuukka. I saw horrible defensive zone turnovers (Thornton, McQuaid to name a few), breakaways, 2 on 1s, etc. The Leafs could have easily had 4 goals in the 1st period.
For anyone to say that Tuukka was anything less than great last night tells me that they either did not watch the game or were not paying attention. Even NESN listed the scoring chances at 5-1 in favor of the Leafs in the first period.
Tuukka stole a game, and it is about time he stole one. But give the guy credit when it is due.
The guy gives up one clean breakaway goal on 37 shots and turns away MANY good chances and you say "he needs to show MUCH more than he did last night"??? Are you nuts? Watch the game.