Rask, Bruins no longer concerned after dropping No. 1 seed in East

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Tuukka Rask stated he’s not involved in regards to the two losses the Boston Bruins have of their first two video video games inside the spherical-robin component of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, as a minimum now not within the case of where it should situation them in the eastern convention seeding.

With the two regulation losses, together with 3-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday at Scotiabank enviornment in Toronto, the Bruins, who had the easiest report within the NHL this in style season, are assured to complete no better than the No. three seed within the East for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Rask, Bruins no longer concerned after dropping No. 1 seed in East

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“I in point of fact do not care where we end,” Rask talked about. “We simply must focus on our sport and take a look at to make stronger that come Sunday and going into next week. it’s a must to beat one and all anyway, so regardless of.”

the highest 4 seeds are being determined via factors earned within the spherical-robin, with regular-season factors share the tiebreaker. The Bruins, who won the Presidents’ Trophy with a .714 points percentage (the one team of workers above .662), would be the No. 4 seed if the Washington Capitals defeat the Philadelphia Flyers in additional time or a shootout Thursday.

Rask, Bruins no longer concerned after dropping No. 1 seed in East

“that is twelve months I do imagine the seeding is way less related than others,” Boston educate Bruce Cassidy mentioned. “i feel everyone’s mentioned that. Would i’ve relatively been No. 1 seed, completely, keep it. that’s not going to occur. Like I said, prepare for Washington, play the very best game we can. 

“prepare for the postseason. which is our ultimate goal. we’ve got bought sold to win sixteen video games. We knew that stepping into. That’ll still be our intention.”

The Bruins’ closing spherical-robin game is Sunday in opposition to the Capitals in Toronto, the hub metropolis for the East.

Rask mentioned he is a long way more thinking about how he and his crew are enjoying, and the goalie noticed enhancements on Wednesday, especially when it comes to the place his recreation is.

“if you wish to make a run throughout the playoffs, it’s important to beat each group anyway,” Rask mentioned. “the situation is what it’s. i consider the worst case that is going to occur is we will lose the locker room in our examine rink, so that’s about it.”

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The Bruins misplaced 4-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, when Rask was as soon as out ruled unfit to play. Boston additionally lost its exhibition activity to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1, on Thursday.

Cassidy was as soon as pissed off by way of the position the Bruins put themselves in, given the losses.

“well, that section [stinks],” he stated. “i am not going to lie to you. but which is the situation this 12 months with the stoppage of play. We knew the principles going into it that we might lose just a little of the merit we won. So we’re the situation we at the moment are. We’re merely taking a look to win a hockey recreation in the meanwhile, get our sport collectively for 60 minutes so that we can also be at our highest so whoever we meet.”

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