Bruins goalkeeper Tuukka Rask saved a nice save with his head on Wednesday in an NHL postseason game against the Lightning.
With a shot close to the blue line coming at him, he deliberately turned the puck away with his head like a football player.
I still can’t believe this head, saved by Rask. The puck hits him pretty quickly, and he not only sees it and positions his head to block it, but then nods it in the corner. Incredible rebound control with the noggin. (through @NESN) pic.twitter.com/VhYYoaII0p
– Brady Gardner (@BradyDGardner) August 5, 2020
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Boston is already in the playoffs of the Stanley Cup; it participates in a seeding tournament with four teams in the Eastern Conference. The team lost to the Flyers on August 2. Tampa Bay meanwhile won the first game of the competition.
Rask was busy Wednesday evening. Shortly after rescuing his head, he was tasked with searching for the lost tooth of teammate Nick Richie during the second break.
Nick Ritchie lost his tooth after hitting McDonagh. He had to search for it on the ice during the second break before the zamboni wiped it away. pic.twitter.com/c6YzYZ5NJr
– Conor Ryan (@ ConorRyan_93) August 5, 2020