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Tuukka Rask | Goalie | #40

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 176
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (21) / TOR
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Tuukka Rask seems intent on putting a mediocre 2015-16 season behind him.
Rask's 2.56 goals against average and .915 save percentage posted last season were well below his career norms. The Finnish goalie spoke to the Boston media after returning from the World Cup of Hockey tournament and looks to have plenty of motivation to rebound. "There were a couple of years where the standards pretty high, so obviously when they go down there’s something to rebound from", said Rask. "You kind of know where you can be. That’s where I try to be every year and I’m working on being there this year, and taking us to the playoffs and moving forward. But every year is a new year where you’ve got to work hard, and set your goals to be at your best. More often than not you hope [being at your best] is going to happen, and I hope this year is going to be a great year for us." We like Rask's chances of returning to the elite goalie ranks in 2016-17. Sep 25 - 8:11 AM

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Tuukka Rask kicked out 19 of 22 shots in a 3-0 loss to Team Russia Thursday afternoon.

With that, Finland has been eliminated from the World Cup. Rask was also Finland's goaltender versus Sweden when he saved 27 of 28 shots in a 2-0 defeat. It's a disappointing showing for Finland as a whole, but it was also a good warmup for Rask ahead of the regular season.
Sep 22 - 5:40 PM

Tuukka Rask turned aside 27 of 28 shots in a 2-0 loss to Sweden.

The Swedes recorded an empty-net marker with just three seconds left on the clock to give Finland their second straight loss at the World Cup of Hockey. Rask has probably earned the right to face Russia on Thursday in the last game of the round robin.
Sep 20 - 5:59 PM

Tuukka Rask will get another crack at Sweden, as he will start Tuesday's game.

Rask was in goal for a 6-3 loss to the Swedes during the pre-tournament round. Pekka Rinne was in the crease for Sunday's 4-1 loss to Team North America.
Sep 20 - 1:50 PM

Tuukka Rask gave up five goals in a 6-3 loss to Sweden on Saturday.

Rask faced 28 shots during the game. After this performance, it appears Rask may have fallen behind Rinne for the starting goaltending job for Finland. Even if Rask doesn't see the crease again for the rest of the tournament, he will still be one of the best options in goal for your fantasy team.
Sep 10 - 4:17 PM

Tuukka Rask isn't worried about who is named the top goalie for Team Finland for the World Cup of Hockey.

"It's a national team tournament. There is no time to be selfish," Rask said. "Obviously everybody wants to play, but it is a whole different situation from your club in the NHL. It's a short tournament and it is a national team tournament, so you will do whatever the coaches tell you to do." Rask and Pekka Rinne will probably get to play one game apiece during the pretournament schedule before a decision is made.
Sep 6 - 1:41 PM

Tuukka Rask posted a .915 save percentage in 2015-16.

That's well below his career average of .924. He also posted an .829 high-danger save percentage, according to war-on-ice.com, which tied him with Carolina's Cam Ward. That isn't an elite performance from a goalie who is the third-highest paid player at his position in the league. He is unlikely to be traded by the Bruins, so he'll have to find a way to get back to his prior form next season.
Apr 19 - 9:49 AM

Tuukka Rask said he started to feel ill on Friday night prior to missing Saturday afternoon's season finale against Ottawa.

"I spent the night in the bathroom there for 12 hours so," Rask said. "You can't control that. ...I knew I wasn't going to play, but I just went out there until (Jeremy Smith) got back here. When you're sick, you're sick. But trust me, if I felt I could help the team, I would have gone out there. But I couldn't even stand up." He was well off his career marks of a .924 save percentage and a 2.24 goals-against average, while posting a .915 save percentage and a 2.56 GAA in 64 appearances.
Apr 12 - 7:40 AM

Tuukka Rask is out sick for Saturday's match with Ottawa.

Talk about poor timing. But sometimes biology cannot be helped. Rask ends the regular season with a 31-22-8 record with a .925 even strength save percentage and a 2.56 GAA.
Apr 9 - 12:31 PM

Tuukka Rask is likely sick or injured as he will not start in a must win game Saturday afternoon against Ottawa.

He was originally listed as the starter but Jonas Gustavsson is now starting in his place. This is big news as the Bruins need to win to make the playoffs.
Apr 9 - 12:05 PM

We would be shocked if Tuukka Rask was not the starter Saturday afternoon against the Senators.

The Bruins need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive and Boston coach Claude Julien will no doubt go with his best goalie for this contest. Rask is coming off a very easy 13-save shutout over Detroit and has a 31-22-8 record with a 2.56 goals against average and .915 save percentage for the season. We would start Rask for this one.
Apr 9 - 8:07 AM

Tuukka Rask needed just 13 saves to secure a victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Rask improves to 31-22-8 this season with a 2.56 goals against average and .915 save percentage. Rask has declined for two straight seasons.
Apr 8 - 1:05 AM

Tuukka Rask will get the start in Thursday's game against the Red Wings.

It's a huge game for the Bruins, as a loss would all but eliminate them from postseason contention. Rask has a 30-23-7 record this season.
Apr 7 - 7:05 PM

Tuukka Rask was outplayed in a tough 2-1 shootout loss by Cam Ward and Carolina on Tuesday.

Rask turned away 27 of 28, including all seven on special teams then four of five in the shootout. Unfortunately, Rask allowed the only goal of the shootout which currently places Boston outside the playoff bubble. He's now 30-23-7 on the season.
Apr 5 - 11:44 PM

Tuukka Rask will face Carolina on Tuesday night.

Rask is 1-0-1 in two games against the Hurricanes this season, allowing just four goals on 68 combined shots. With a playoff ticket left to punch, we'd expect Boston and Rask to put forth a great effort.
Apr 5 - 6:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3David Backes
4Dominic Moore
5Ryan Spooner
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Frank Vatrano
4Anton Blidh
RW1David Pastrnak
2Jimmy Hayes
3Riley Nash
4Tyler Randell
5Brian Ferlin
D1Torey Krug
2Zdeno Chara
3Adam McQuaid
4John-Michael Liles
5Kevan Miller
6Joe Morrow
7Colin Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin