Tuukka Rask clearly didn’t care whether the Bruins held a scrimmage during their 10-day break before the start of the Stanley Cup Final or just kept practicing as usual.
Asked if he got what he wanted out of the scrimmage after the 50-minute "game" was completed at TD Garden on Thursday, Rask summed up his outing:
“I didn’t want to get anything out of it,” said the NHL leader in save percentage in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (.942).
He elaborated a little later.
“It’s practice. That’s how I treat it, it’s practice,” Rask said. “You scrimmage in practice a lot, power play, I didn’t really want to accomplish anything, I just got out there and got the sweat out. That’s the biggest thing I guess.”
Rask has been in “the zone” throughout this postseason, so maybe the break won’t affect him. Still coach Bruce Cassidy felt the need to have the team duplicate a game night by reporting to Warrior Ice Arena in the morning and then showing up at the Garden for a 7 p.m. puck-drop.