Tuuka Rask, Boston Bruins Prospect, Infuriated After Shootout Loss

Christopher RockContributor IMarch 24, 2009

Anger management is likely in the future for Tuuka, the Bruins' goalie of the future.

After a 2-1 Providence Bruins loss in a shootout to the Albany River Rats (AHL), the 22 year-old Rask put on a John McEnroe-esque tantrum display.

The River Rats scored two controversial shootout goals to clinch the victory and Tuuka proceeded to lose his mind.

He displayed outstanding samurai-like control of his goalie stick, as he slashed and hacked at the goal multiple times. He followed that up with slamming his stick against the glass.

And when the glass didn't fight back, and after a somewhat embarrassing falling to the ice—as if the rest wasn't embarrassing enough—he flung his stick across the ice.

Sometime after that he had time to heave a milk carton across the ice as well. All in all, an impressive display of intensity by the young netminder.

A somewhat clearer video can be seen by clicking here - from ABC Channel 6 in Providence.

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