Michael M. McMahon
Sunday March 9th, 2014

By Mike McMahon

The  Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning went down to the wire tonight, taking seven rounds of a shootout before a winner emerged -- and that was due in large part to the effort by Tuukka Rask in the B's net. The Finnish netminder stoned Valterri Filppula, Steven Stamkos, Ondrej Palat, and Teddy Purcell, but saved his best stop for Bolts' defenseman Victor Hedman, employing a video game-style poke check to knock the puck away. He also stopped Richard Panik's attempt in the seventh round before Reilly Smith scored the only goal of the shootout for the win.

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