After 10 games in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was 7-3, with a 2.12 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. He was the talk of the postseason, already proclaimed not just the best goalie in the NHL but the best player, period.

After 10 games in the 2013 playoffs, Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask is 7-3, with a 2.19 GAA and .930 save percentage. Most people are talking about how good Henrik Lundqvist is.

Suffice to say that Rask, who hopes to complete a second-round sweep of Lundqvist and the New York Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden, will never be the spectacular and flamboyant goalie that Thomas was. And he’ll never have the Big Apple media elevating him to the royal status Lundqvist holds.

He is what he is: A calm and solid puck-stopper who relies a lot on good positioning, who statistically ranks among the best goalies ever to play the game. The lack of respect doesn’t bother Rask in the least.

“I don’t care,” he said yesterday at MSG. “I know that people are saying our defensive system helps me out and stuff like that. And most of the time I’m in the right position and the saves look easy. I like it that way.”

The 26-year-old Rask doesn’t seem to mind at all that he is not viewed as an NHL star. Where voices in the Bruins room sometimes said Thomas sought special status and went his own way, Rask merely wants to be a good teammate, just one of the boys.

“You try to be a good guy to hang out with,” he said. “You don’t want to be doing anything too selfish off the ice or anything like that. I just try to practice hard with the guys, play the games, hang out and have some fun.

“It is true that you’re by yourself out there, and a lot of the team’s sucsess depends on you most nights. But really, goalies can’t win championships by themselves. They might win a game, but never a championship. So it’s a team effort. You’ve got to realize that nobody is bigger than the team.”