Feel free to start breathing again, Bruins fans — Tuukka Rask is fine.
Rask even said he’ll be ready to go tomorrow afternoon when the Bruins host the Flyers.
Boston’s starting goalie wasn’t looking too fine last night after he took a Roman Josi shot off his jaw and had to leave the game midway through the first period. The Bruins would go on to lose, 2-1, with Zane McIntyre between the pipes.
“He wasn’t well enough to come back, and we’ll see moving forward how he does,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said of Rask after the game.
Today, Julien said this: “Tuukka is good.”
That’s a relief for the Bruins, who have the Panthers, Maple Leafs, and Lightning all on their tail for a top-3 spot in the Atlantic. Currently, the B’s are second in the division; however, they’re only one point up on third-place Ottawa, which has five games in hand, and they’re only three points up on fourth-place Florida, which has two games in hand.