Tuukka Rask Flips Out After Shootout
Rask, currently playing for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League, lost his mind after a shootout loss to the Albany River Rats on Friday night with a temper tantrum that would have made Robbie Ftorek proud.
After playing to a scoreless tie through regulation and overtime, the two teams squared off in a shootout, which Albany ultimately won, 2-1. Both River Rats goals, however, were somewhat controversial, at least in the mind of Providence's 22-year-old netminder.
Jakub Petruzalek scored Albany's first goal after it appeared Rask had poke-checked the puck off his stick. In the following round, River Rats forward Harrison Reed scored the eventual game-winner, despite Rask's argument that the puck hit the post. What followed was a Lou Piniella-like meltdown, complete with stick tossing and a flying milk crate from the runway to the Providence locker room.
Video can be seen at the website for ABC channel 6 in Providence.
Rask is one of the Bruins' top prospects, and was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in June 2006 for goaltender Andrew Raycroft. He's posted a .915 save percentage in 51 starts for Providence this season.