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Tuukka stands tall despite Cup loss

Bruins come up short in Game 6 shocker, but goalie Rask is not to blame

Updated: June 25, 2013, 9:07 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Plenty of times during the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask spoke his mind. He was honest. He was confident.

Rask was also damn good between the pipes. He erased any doubt about whether he's a true No. 1 goalie in the NHL. The Bruins should be set in net for the foreseeable future, as long as they give him a well-deserved, long-term contract this summer.

It shouldn't matter that the Bruins fell short of achieving their ultimate goal of winning ...

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