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Although he may make it look easy, there really isn’t anything simple in Tuukka Rask’s line of work. Standing in front of 100-mile-per-hour slappers and blocking doorstep shovels and pokes isn’t anyone’s idea of an easy day at the office.
But Rask, headed to the Stanley Cup Final after backing Boston’s 1-0 series clincher over the Penguins Friday night, made relatively easy work of rubbing out the postseason’s most powerful offensive machine in four straight victories.
Thanks in large part to Rask’s airtight tending, the Penguins never once held a lead in the four games. In a series that took 275 minutes, 19 seconds to complete, the Pens finished with 0:00 lead time.