Tuukka Rask reflects on emotional Bruins return in win over Flyers

Two U’s, two Ks, two points for the Boston Bruins during an emotional night at TD Garden.

B’s fans were fired up Thursday to see veteran goalie Tuukka Rask make his return to the Bruins, and he delivered with a vintage performance.

Rask stopped 25 of the 27 shots sent his way to help lead the B’s to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

“It was (emotional),” Rask told reporters in his postgame press conference. “It was very much out of the normal, I guess, the way I was feeling before the game, (Wednesday) especially. I’m not used to this gameday routine. It’s been many months since the last game, so (being the backup Wednesday) definitely helped that I kind of got the experience of the gameday. Then, obviously today, playing. It was great to see the fans’ support, the best fans.”

“It was [emotional]. It was very much out of the normal, I guess, the way I was feeling before the game…it was great to see the fans’ support – the best fans.” — Tuukka Rask on his return to the #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/xaFDMknBx1

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 14, 2022

Rask was tested several times, including two breakaways, but he came up clutch on each one.

It was Rask’s first game action since Game 6 of the second-round playoff series versus the New York Islanders last June. Rask was playing with a torn hip labrum at the time,…

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