Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Not a laughing matter
By Joe McDonald
BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins received a bit of a scare Wednesday during the team’s morning skate -- or did they?
As the Bruins were preparing to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at TD Garden, they were going through some drills when forward Tyler Seguin shot a puck towards the net after a play. Goaltender Tuukka Rask was paying attention to the next play and did not see Seguin’s shot coming. It hit the goalie in the left leg behind the pad and Rask dropped to the ice and stayed there for a minute.
When he got to his feet, he was flexing his left leg when Seguin skated over to check on him.
“I think he was just kind of joking around,” Seguin said after the skate. “When I went up to him he was laughing, so it was just a light puck that hit the side of his leg. No harm done.”
Rask remained on the ice and showed no ill effects.
During the Stanley Cup playoffs two seasons ago, Seguin took a one-timer during practice and broke Milan Lucic’s toe.