Tuukka Rask G BOS 2 Days

Rask stopped 14-of-15 shots in two periods of action in Saturday's 3-1 preseason win over Detroit.

The main thing to note here is that Rask is healthy, and as long as he stays that way he'll see the bulk of the Bruins' starts in goal once the regular season starts.

Tuukka Rask G BOS 3 Months

The Bruins Tuukka Rask took home his first career Vezina Trophy Tuesday, awarded to the NHL's top goaltender.

Rask was superb last season as he posted a 2.04 GAA and .930 save percentage to go along with 36 victories, but he narrowly edged out Colorado's Semyon Varlamov for the award. Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop, Montreal's Carey Price and the Kings' Jonathan Quick followed them in the voting.

Tuukka Rask G BOS 3 Months

Oddsmakers have made Tuukka Rask the 5/6 favorite to win the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie this past season.

The Trophy will be awarded next week in a taped broadcast from Las Vegas. According to those who set odds on these awards, Rask will nose out Semyon Varlamov (7/5) and Ben Bishop (11/2). Rask is certainly deserving of the honor after posting a 2.04 GAA, a .930 SP and 36 wins this past regular season.

Tuukka Rask G BOS 5 Months

Tukka Rask did not have a stellar outing on Wednesday night in Game 7, allowing three goals on 18 shots and suffering an upset loss as the Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs by Montreal.

Rask allowed seven goals in Games 6 & 7 combined as the Bruins squandered a 3-2 series lead to Montreal. The 27 year old Vezina Trophy finalist simply was not himself in the final two games of Boston's season, but the entire team deserves blame for letting the Habs back in the series and getting outplayed on home ice in the deciding game. Rask's final playoff line is 7-4 with a .930 save percentage and 2.04 goals against average.

Tuukka Rask G BOS 5 Months

Tuukka Rask wasn't at his sharpest on Monday night as the Bruins were upended by Montreal by a score of 4-0 in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Semi-Final.

Rask was beaten for four goals on 28 shots in the loss, which drops his postseason record this season to 7-4. Despite the struggles he experienced on this night, his playoffs have been great overall, as he's posted a 1.90 GAA and a .933 save percentage in 11 appearances.

Tuukka Rask G BOS 5 Months

Tuukka Rask made 29 saves as the Bruins defeated Montreal 4-2 in Game 5 of their second-round series Saturday night.

Rask gave up a goal in the second and one late in the third. Despite great playoff numbers (1.70 goals-against average, .935 save percentage), the Vezina finalist has been up and down in this series against the Canadiens. The good news is that he seems to have found his game over the past two, giving up just two goals altogether. The Bruins will look to finish off the Candiens on Monday at the Bell Centre.

Tuukka Rask G BOS 5 Months

Tuukka Rask was great for the Bruins on Thursday as they scored a 1-0 overtime win over Montreal to tie their second round playoff series at 2-2.

Rask turned away all 33 shots he faced in the victory, which was cemented just over a minute into extra time. With the series now diminished to a best-of-3, Rask and the Bruins have to be considered the favorites to advance to the Conference Finals.

Tuukka Rask G BOS 5 Months

Tuukka Rask and the Bruins were unable to come back to defeat the Canadiens in Tuesday's 4-2 loss at the Bell Centre.

Rask allowed three goals on 25 shots in the loss, which wasn't his best performance. The Finnish netminder and his teammates have demonstrated an ability in the past to bounce back from adversity so a great performance in Thursday's Game 4 would not be the least bit surprising.

Tuukka Rask G BOS 5 Months

Tuukka Rask made 25 stops in Game 2, as the Bruins earned a come-from-behind victory over Montreal.

The Canadiens scored at the 6:30 mark of the third period to go up 3-1, but Boston came back for a 5-3 win to tie the series at 1-1. Amazingly, the 'W' was Rask's first against Montreal at TD Garden (1-6-3). Since he's his own worst critic, he'll probably be looking for more from himself in Game 3 in Montreal on Tuesday night.

Tuukka Rask G BOS 5 Months

Despite his comments that 'he sucked' in Game 1, Tuukka Rask's teammates came to his defense on Friday.

Rask was not happy with his play and blamed himself for the Game 1 defeat to Montreal. "He's always hard on himself, whether it's a win or loss," defenseman Kevan Miller. "I thought he played great. We have to do a better job in front of him." Game 2 is Saturday afternoon and Rask will get the call in goal.