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Tuukka Rask | Goalie

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
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Tuukka Rask isn't going to let winning the Vezina Trophy go to his head.
"It doesn't feel different. It's in the past. I'll start thinking about those things when I stop playing hockey and I'll feel good about it," Rask said. "The main focus has to be the next season. You always have to prove yourself and be good. It doesn't matter if you win Vezinas or not. You still have to be good." Rask always wants to improve whether he enjoys success or experiences failure. "I think it's a never-ending circle. There's always something," he explained. "If you play unbelievable, then you have to be as good. If you sucked, then you have to be a lot better. There's always something. It doesn’t really matter if you win or not, you always have to be better. That’s my mindset." Aug 13 - 9:45 AM

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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.
Jun 24 - 9:23 PM

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.
Jun 21 - 9:18 AM

Tuukka 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 7-5 with a .928 save percentage and 1.99 goals against average.
May 14 - 10:08 PM

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.
May 12 - 10:31 PM

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 Canadiens on Monday at the Bell Centre.
May 10 - 10:20 PM

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.
May 8 - 10:43 PM

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.
May 6 - 10:07 PM

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.
May 3 - 3:50 PM

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.
May 3 - 8:01 AM

Tuukka Rask wasn't happy with his performance in Thursday's loss to Montreal to open the second round of the playoffs.

"I was (expletive) today," said Rask. "It was not an off-night. I made some saves. I just couldn't make the game-savers. When you suck, you suck. That's it. What can I say? It's the playoffs." He stopped 29 of 33 shots in the contest. Rask should be motivated to bounce back in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.
May 2 - 6:56 AM

Tuukka Rask put forth a decent performance Thursday, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 4-3 overtime loss to Montreal in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.

Rask blocked 29 of 33 shots in the defeat, which ended with a P.K. Subban power-play tally at 4:17 of the second overtime. Rask and the Bruins will have a chance to redeem themselves in Saturday's matinee matchup in Boston.
May 1 - 11:49 PM

Tuukka Rask shrugged off his lack of success against Montreal during the regular season.

"I think it's just been that I've had some tough games against them," he said. "But I've had some good games against them, too. There just haven't been the wins. I just try to do my job. We lose games, 2-1, 3-2, it happens. And maybe we haven't been at our best against them in the past, but I think this year we got better and better." Rask has posted a 3-10-3 record with a .906 save percentage and a 2.63 goals-against average against Montreal in his career, but he's never faced them in the playoffs. He was better versus the Canadiens this year, where he earned a .932 save percentage and a 1.95 GAA. Rask was excellent in Round 1 of the postseason and he'll be looking to carry that momentum into Thursday's opener with the Canadiens.
May 1 - 10:42 AM

Tuukka Rask made 31 stops in a 4-2 win over Detroit in Game 5 on Saturday afternoon.

He was lights out in the series, while sporting a .961 save percentage and a 1.16 goals-against average in five contests. He'll face Montreal's shooters in Round 2.
Apr 26 - 6:23 PM

Tuukka Rask is one of the finalists for the Vezina Trophy.

This is Rask's first nomination in just his second season as the Boston Bruins undisputed starter. Rask finished fourth in the league with a 2.04 GAA and ranked second with a .930 save percentage. If he wins, it will be the third time a Boston goaltender has claimed the award in six years.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 25 - 12:03 PM

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PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Daniel Paille
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Johnny Boychuk
4Dougie Hamilton
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Adam McQuaid
7Matt Bartkowski
8Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg