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Position
G
 
Jersey
40
Name  Tuukka Rask
Born  3/10/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  185
Shoots  L
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.
 
Hot2/26/2013 10:33:00 PM
Description: Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask made 36 saves on 37 shots Tuesday against the Islanders.
Insight: Rask saw his most shots of the season Sunday with 35 but that was quickly replaced Tuesday. Fortunately, he has saved 70 of 72 in that stretch and 183 of 193 (.948) in February (6-0-1, 1.42 GAA).