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Martin Gerber vs. Tuukka Rask: Better Meltdown?

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It's a rare time when a goalie absolutely loses his mind and throws a fit of biblical proportion. We live in a world where not only do these things happen, but twice in a week and it's all caught on video?! I love the modern age in which we live.

Now, are these on par with the Ray Emery blowout on the bench earlier this season?


Martin Gerber

#29 / Goalie / Toronto Maple Leafs

5-11

199

Sep 03, 1974



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Martin Gerber 8 477 4 3 0 1 23 2.89 256 233 .910 0

Thanks to our friends at Pension Plan Puppets for the video and commentary

Here's video, courtesy of Adam Gretz, of the incident that saw Gerber get sent to an early shower. Actually, it wasn't the physical contact with Mike "My Good Eye Is In My Pants" Leggo. He got the gate for following my advice and firing the puck at Leggo. Not surprisingly it was the other blind mouse that actually saw the shot.

Now on to our second contestant!


Tuukka Rask

#40 / Goalie / Boston Bruins

6-3

169

Mar 10, 1987



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2008 - Tuukka Rask 1 60 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 35 35 1.000 1

Thanks to The Bruins Blog for outlining the Tuukka Rask Meltdown

With the P-Bruins leading the shootout, 1-0, Albany's Jakub Petruzalek skated in on Rask, lost the puck, recovered and then hesitated before he fired a shot from the bottom of the left circle past a sprawled-out Rask. Much to everyone's surprise, the goal was counted.

Harrison Reed followed with a goal of his own tucked right under the crossbar for the game-winner to lift the Rats to a 1-0 victory. After the Reed goal, Rask chased referee Frederick L'Ecuyer toward the penalty box and then let his emotions out by slamming and tossing his stick and then chucking the milk crate.

"He went backwards and stopped the play and waited three seconds and then shot it," the Boston Bruins' prized prospect said after the game. "I guess the guy didn't believe it either because he stopped and then took the shot. As long as the ref doesn't blow the whistle, it's game on I guess."