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Position
G
 
Jersey
40
Name  Tuukka Rask
Born  3/10/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  185
Shoots  L
Hot4/22/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was automatic Tuesday in a win over Detroit (23 saves).
Insight: Tuesday was Rask's fourth career postseason shutout. The 27-year-old from Finland has saved 82-of-84 shots to start the series (.976 save percentage).
 
4/14/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask led the league with seven shutouts in 2013-14. He went 36-15-6 with a 2.04 GAA and a .930 SV% and should be a finalist for the Vezina Trophy.
Insight: Rask benefited from having one of the NHL's best possession teams in front of him and had to make just 1,526 saves, 14th-most in the NHL and 341 behind leader Semyon Varlamov. That may hurt him in the Vezina competition. Still, it was another excellent season for the 27-year-old.
 
3/30/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask made a season-high 49 saves Sunday in a win over Philadelphia.
Insight: What a performance by the 27-year-old netminder. With the win, the Bruins are now 15-0-1 in their last 16 games. They're easily in first place in the Atlantic Division (17 points ahead of Montreal) with seven games left.
 
Hot3/27/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shut out the Blackhawks Thursday.
Insight: Chicago is playing without Patrick Kane, but it's still a nice accomplishment for Rask, who has allowed just nine goals in his last eight games (1.10 GAA, .957 SV% in that span).
 
3/6/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask didn't have to work too hard in Thursday's shutout win over Washington.
Insight: Rask needed just 16 saves for the clean slate. It's Rask's sixth shutout of the year. That leads the league.
 
2/27/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask was given a day off to rest from his Olympic efforts, but should be back between the pipes for Saturday's game against Washington.
Insight: Rask led Finland to a bronze medal. He's been a workhorse for the Bruins this season going 25-13-4 with a 2.11 GAA and .928 SV%. The team may lighten his load in the second half of the season to prepare for the playoff run.
 
Hot12/27/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask turned aside 33 shots in Friday's 5-0 win over Ottawa.
Insight: The shutout was Rask's fourth of the season. It was also Rask's fourth win in a row. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more consistent netminder in hockey than the one between Boston's pipes right now. Rask is a must-start.
 
12/17/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask held Calgary scoreless Tuesday night in Boston.
Insight: He saved all 21 shots that came his way. It was a nice bounceback effort from Rask after getting pulled Saturday against Vancouver. He's having another excellent season and should be starting in all formats.
 
11/20/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Boston netminder Tuukka Rask tied a career-high with 43 saves in Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Rangers.
Insight: Rask dominated New York in the playoffs last season and he was at it again Tuesday night at MSG. For the season, Rask is 12-5-1 with a career-best 1.61 GAA (third-lowest in the NHL) in 18 appearances.
 
Hot10/19/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask only faced 23 shots Saturday against Tampa Bay and he stopped all of them in a 5-0 win.
Insight: Rask has given up nine goals on 194 shots this season, a .954 SV%. He should be in the Vezina conversation all season.
 
10/3/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was fantastic Thursday against the Lightning in a season-opening 3-1 win.
Insight: Rask saved 32 of 33 shots to pick up where he left off last year, when he went 19-10-5 with a 2.00 GAA, a .929 SV% and five shutouts in 36 games during the regular season and 14-8 with a 1.88 GAA, a .940 SV% and three shutouts in 22 postseason games.
 
7/10/2013 7:31:00 PM
Description: Tuukka Rask and the Bruins have reached terms on a mammoth eight-year contract.
Insight: ESPN's Joe McDonald says the deal is worth $56 million, which will make Rask the highest paid goalie in the NHL. Rask was decent during the regular season (19-10-5, 2.00 GAA, .929 save percentage) but he really took his game to another level in the playoffs (1.88 GAA, .940 save percentage in 22 contests). He's a top-five fantasy goalie.
 
6/26/2013 8:46:00 PM
Description: Goalie Tuukka Rask is looking for a monster contract this offseason. SOURCE: Joe Haggerty, Comcast Sports New England
Insight: He's asking for six years and $39 million. If anyone deserves that kind of dough, it's Tuukka. If Boston hadn't blown that lead late in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup, Rask would have been a favorite to win the Conn Smythe trophy as the NHL's top postseason performer. He's a legitimate superstar and the Bruins will likely pay whatever they need to in order to keep him.
 
6/6/2013 9:26:00 AM
Description: Patrice Bergeron netted the game-winning goal but Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was the real hero Wednesday night in Game 3.
Insight: Rask turned away 53 shots in the victory. His .940 save percentage this postseason is second-best behind LA's Jonathan Quick (.941).
 
5/25/2013 9:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced Saturday in a Game 5 victory over the Rangers.
Insight: Rask was excellent in the first two rounds of the postseason. Unfortunately, now he has to face Pittsburgh, the NHL's highest scoring team during the regular season.
 
5/9/2013 9:27:00 AM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask recorded 45 saves Wednesday in a victory over Toronto.
Insight: Overall, Rask has turned away 137 of the 147 shots he's faced in the postseason. He'll be in net again Friday night in Game 5.
 
4/28/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: The Bruins will go with Tuukka Rask in net to start the regular season finale Sunday against Ottawa.
Insight: The Bruins won't give Rask a rest with the No. 2 seed still on the line. Rask is 19-9-5 with a 1.97 GAA and a .930 SV% in 35 appearances this season.
 
4/21/2013 4:22:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 28 saves Sunday in a shutout of Florida to snap a personal three game losing streak.
Insight: It's his fourth shutout and 18th win of the season. He has a 1.96 GAA and a .929 SV%.
 
4/4/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask earned his third shutout of the season with 40 saves Thursday against the Devils.
Insight: That's the most SOG Rask has seen in any start this season. He came into the game 1-3-1 in his last five starts.
 
3/9/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask blanked Philadelphia on 23 shots Saturday in a 3-0 win.
Insight: Rask allowed four goals in each of his last two games so this was a nice bounce-back effort. Rask has two shutouts this season and is 12-2-3 with a 1.97 GAA.