Bruce Cassidy With Lots Of Praise For Tuukka Rask.

Published November 16, 2019 at 2:03 PM

The Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs last night in a big division matchup that also helped end the B's four game losing streak. 

It was also a pretty important win because the Montreal Canadiens won their matchup against the Washington Capitals. The Bruins hold off the Canadiens in the standings and get a bit closer to the Capitals for first overall in the Eastern Conference. 

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask answered the call last night for the big game and head coach Bruce Cassidy had plenty of praise for him. 

"He was really good. From our perspective, the first goal [you ask] was it lucky and from their perspective, it's a good hand/eye coordination play," said Bruce Cassidy. "The other goal he's trying to recover after we broke down and they made a good play. I don't fault him for either goal. Rebound control was good. I thought he kept the front of the net clean for the most part, so no hairy moments for him either. It was a nice, steady, solid game for him that we needed and we're accustomed to. He gave it to us."

After leading the league in most goalie categories in October, Rask has had some struggles in November so he believes last night's game is an easy one to build on. 

"I think just for the team we'd let our game slip the past four, whatever, or five games. We'd played parts of good games, but we collapsed too much," said Rask. "For myself, too, it was good to bounce back and get a win. So hopefully we can build on this."

The Bruins host the Capitals tonight at TD Garden. 
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