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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask opts out ahead of Game 3

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the Stanley Cup Final

Emily Kaplan
Tuukka Rask
Jaroslav Halak
Don Sweeney
Bruce Cassidy
Zdeno Chara



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(1:34)Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is leaving the NHL bubble and opting out of the Stanley Cup playoffs, he announced via a statement from the team on Saturday."I want to be with my teammates competing, but at this moment there are things more important than hockey in my life, and that's being with my family," Rask said. The Bruins went winless in the round-robin, dropping from the first to fourth seed, and were poised for a tough battle with Carolina in the first round.Rask ruffled feathers in the hockey world after Game 2, when he candidly discussed playing in the fanless atmosphere."To be honest with you, it doesn't really feel like playoff hockey out there," Rask said on Thursday.Rask later expanded: "You're trying to play as hard as you can. We've got to play our best hockey if we want to be that team."Bruins captain Zdeno Chara also answered questions about Rask on Friday."I think we all have to realize it's an adjustment and something that's completely new and none of us have ever experienced," Chara said.

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