Happy as he was about his team’s latest victory, Tuukka Rask voiced a note of caution last night.
“You know what? Don’t let it fool you,” said Rask, after stopping 36 shots in the streaking Bruins’ 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
“You don’t want to be overly negative here. But even (last night), we’re not playing our best hockey. You’ve got to be confident when you’re winning, but you’ve also got to know that we’re not playing the full 60 (minutes).”

Rask was at his best in Period 3, and needed to be, as the talented, young Isles forwards pressed and pressed — but the B’s goalie stopped all 14 shots he faced.
“Even though we have a two-goal lead in the third like (last night), we tend to play a sloppy third, which is not really like us at all,” Rask said. “It’s good to get the win, but I felt especially in the third we couldn’t match their work ethic. There was a little unlikely Boston Bruins hockey there.
“You’ve got to appreciate their offense. We should know they’ve got good forwards there. We talked about it before the game — and then we don’t do the things we talked about. We turned the puck over too many times and gave them opportuntities.”
Indeed, if Rask hadn’t recorded a slew of difficult saves late in the game, the Isles may have cut into the deficit.
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