Bruins' Rask positioned for success

Rookie goalie is well prepared to extend Boston's playoff run

Updated: May 10, 2010, 9:46 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Bruins rookie goaltender Tuukka Rask is the most popular sports figure in Boston right now.

The 23-year-old native of Finland is leading the Black and Gold through the Stanley Cup playoffs. If he continues to perform brilliantly and helps Boston win one more game in its Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Bruins will reach the conference finals for the first time in 18 years.

That task is a daunting one for any ...

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