The Bruins had just pulled off a job that seemed impossible Saturday night in Chicago.
They somehow stopped the speeding Mack truck that was the Blackhawks offense in the first period of Game 2 and slowly but surely pushed it in reverse, seizing control of a game that was going horribly wrong and eventually winning, 2-1, in overtime.
How exactly did they pull it off?

“I think the answer,” defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said, “is Tuukka.”
But of course.
New heroes emerged from just about every game; Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly and Tyler Seguin were a few new ones to pop up in Game 2. But in this heart-stopping playoff odyssey, the answer more often than not has been goalie Tuukka Rask. At the United Center on Saturday night, Rask added again to his growing legend, stopping 18-of-19 Blackhawks shots in a lopsided first period. It allowed his teammates to find their legs, claw back into the game and eventually take it over.
Had Rask not been at the top of his game in that first period, then the B’s surely would be looking at an 0-2 deficit in these Stanley Cup finals.
Rask had pretty much already proven his worth to this Bruins team, but the Game 2 performance further cemented his growing reputation as one of the top goalies in the league. As the Bruins head into Game 3 tonight at the Garden, Rask leads the league with a .944 save percentage and is a close second to Chicago counterpart Corey Crawford in goals-against average at 1.73. With Rask backstopping, the B’s have not lost in regulation since Game 6 of the conference quarterfinals, on May 12.
For those keeping score, Rask’s stats are better than the marks of .940 and 1.98 set by 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy winner Tim Thomas, when he led the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup in 39 years.