Tuukka Rask G BOS 2 Days
Tuukka Rask set aside 28 shots in the Bruins' 3-2 win over the Penguins on Saturday night.
Rask allowed two first-period goals and that was it. He has a 1.91 goals-against average and .934 save percentage and is certainy atop the early Vezina race. He's also one of the safest bets in fantasy leagues because he's only entering his prime now and playing on a team that plays a solid defensive game and has enough offense to support him.
Tuukka Rask G BOS 5 Days
Tuukka Rask allowed two goals on 27 shots in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Canadiens.
Rask played well enough to earn a victory in this contest, but didn't get the type of offensive support he needed to do so, causing his record to fall to 14-7-2. His GAA remains an impressive 1.90 while his save percentage is .934.
Tuukka Rask G BOS 5 Days
Tuukka Rask is likely to get the nod for Boston versus Montreal Thursday night.
He hasn't fared well against the Canadiens over his career with just two wins, a .901 save percentage and a 2.83 GAA. Rask went 1-2-1 versus Montreal last season. "Maybe it's something that over the course of the years it will change, hopefully," he said. "But they're a good team with a lot of offensive talent, so it's a challenge for a goalie, too." He has been having a strong year despite not looking as good in his last two starts. Rask got some time off which should help him heading into Thursday's match.
Tuukka Rask G BOS 8 Days
Tuukka Rask admitted this past Friday that he was feeling a little wore down after playing 22 of the first 26 games.
"Obviously, I'm not as fresh as at the start of the year," Rask said. "But (it's) not too bad. We've got a couple of days of rest here coming up. I feel pretty good. I try to take my rest anywhere I can. Eat a lot, drink a lot. Water. Your body takes a beating over the course of the year. You can feel tired. But you just try and manage it the best you can." He got Saturday's game off in favor of backup Chad Johnson and since the Bruins don't play again until Thursday, he'll get a good amount of rest.
Tuukka Rask G BOS 10 Days
Look for Tuukka Rask to get the start against the Blue Jackets Saturday night.
Normally, we would suggest that Chad Johnson might nab a start here as Rask played in Friday's contest. However, Friday's game was an afternoon affair which should give Rask plenty of time to recover. Check back with us later on this.
Tuukka Rask G BOS 11 Days
Tuukka Rask saved 17 of 19 shots in a 3-2 defeat on Friday.
Rask never had to face more than eight shots in a single period and only needed to turn aside four in the final frame. That relatively light workload was probably welcomed by Rask after his 6-1 blowout loss to Detroit on Wednesday.
Tuukka Rask G BOS 12 Days
Tuukka Rask suffered through a rare off night Wednesday as he allowed six goals on 28 shots in a 6-1 loss to the Red Wings.
Rask can be forgiven for an occasional bump in the road considering how great he has been this year. Despite this performance, Rask holds a 13-6-2 record, a 1.89 GAA and a .936 save percentage.
Tuukka Rask G BOS 15 Days
Tuukka Rask earned a victory Monday as the Bruins pulled out an exciting 4-3 overtime decision against Pittsburgh.
Rask allowed the tying goal to Sidney Crosby with under one second to play in the third period, but his teammates picked him up with the game-winner in overtime. His record is an impressive 13-5-2 after the win, while his peripheral stats remain breathtaking. He holds a GAA of 1.69 and a save percentage of .943.