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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 was superb on Tuesday night, but was saddled with a loss despite stopping 38 of 40 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.
Rask hasn't delivered the type of fantasy production his owners have come to expect this season, but he remains a viable fantasy starter. The defeat drops his record to 12-9-3 while his GAA stands at 2.52 and his save percentage is .914. Dec 17 - 12:45 AM

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Tuukka Rask will get the nod Tuesday night in Nashville.

The Bruins come in third amid a three-way tie for the second Wild Card slot in the East. What hurts them the most is that the Panthers and Rangers each have two games in hand. While they'll surely take their points any which way, a regulation or overtime win would be best as it would break the points tie as well as the ROW tie with the Rangers.
Dec 16 - 8:07 PM

The Boston Bruins lost to the Ottawa Senators 3-2 via a shootout, as Tuukka Rask stopped 29 of 31 shots.

Rask has lost four of his last five games (1-3-1). The Bruins have been struggling to provide decent scoring support and fantasy owners have been suffering along with the B's.
Dec 13 - 4:08 PM

Look for Tuukka Rask to get the start Saturday afternoon against the Senators.

He is coming off a pedestrian 18-save effort against the Blackhawks in which he was outplayed by Chicago rookie Scott Darling. We expect Rask to rebound Saturday afternoon. Make sure you have him active early as the game starts at 1:00 pm EST.
Dec 13 - 8:25 AM

Tukka Rask allowed three goals on 21 shots in a shaky 3-2 loss against the nemesis Blackhawks on Thursday night.

536 days after the infamous 17 second collapse to the Hawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, Rask was beaten twice on 12 shots in the first period and the mediocre B's offense could not rescue him. Rask falls to 12-9-1 this season with a .910 save percentage and 2.59 goals against average.
Dec 11 - 10:14 PM

The Boston Bruins' penalty kill is currently 23rd in the NHL at 78.4%.

Playing without Zdeno Chara has hurt Boston in several ways, including on their penalty killing unit. Surprisingly, goaltender Tuukka Rask also ranks 30th in the NHL (minimum 10 games played) with a .824 save percentage on the penalty kill. Chara will return to the Bruins' lineup on Thursday, but if Boston wants to improve their penalty killing rate, they will need their star goaltender to come up with saves.
Dec 11 - 5:42 PM

Tuukka Rask kicked aside 24 shots in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Coyotes on Saturday night.

Rask has not been his typically impenetrable self. But now might be as good a time as ever to see if you can get Rask on the cheap. His .912 save percentage is .14 lower than his career mark, and his 2.56 goals-against average is almost a half a goal higher. Rask has the ability to put together a strong month that totally reverses the course of these numbers.
Dec 6 - 11:40 PM

Tuukka Rask will indeed get the nod on Saturday night against Arizona.

After his worst career start, Rask is looking to get himself and the Bruins, losers of five of their last six, back on the right track.
Dec 6 - 7:33 PM

We expect Tuukka Rask to get the start against the Coyotes Saturday night.

At this point, nothing has been confirmed, though. Normally, this would be a good time for the Bruins to start backup Niklas Svedberg. Rask allowed seven goals against the Sharks on Thursday and since it is the third game of a west -coast road trip and the opponent is rather weak, Svedberg could be an option. However, the Bruins need to get back on track and Svedberg has already started a game on this trip so we are banking on Rask being in the net Saturday night.
Dec 6 - 8:37 AM

Tuukka Rask was beaten for a career-worst seven goals by San Jose in Thursday night's 7-4 loss.

And they all came in the final 40 minutes. Up 2-0 heading into the second, the Sharks took the lead 3-2 within the first 7:30 and ended the period up 4-3. Said Coach Julien, "we just were really, really poor defensively", he's right as San Jose sent 44 shots at Rask including 24 in their four-goal second period.
Dec 5 - 2:19 AM

Tuukka Rask is fine after taking a puck to head while sitting on the bench versus the Kings on Tuesday night.

Rask took a stray puck to the head and had to go back into the dressing room for stitches to repair a bloody gash. It is unlikely he misses anytime as he returned later from the dressing room after receiving six stitches. There doesn't seem to be anything to be concerned with here but we will continue to monitor it. Niklas Svedberg got the start as Rask was getting a night off on a back-to-back situation.
Dec 3 - 2:06 AM

Tuukka Rask made 25 saves on 28 shots in Monday's loss to Anaheim.

The Bruins kicked off their four-game west coast road trip on Monday. The defending Vezina trophy winner has been very inconsistent this season. Rask has just one win in his last four starts, but he should still be regarded as an elite goaltender in the NHL. Rask has a record of 11-7-1 with a 2.35 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage.
Dec 2 - 1:09 AM

Tuukka Rask made 35 saves on 36 shots in Boston's 2-1 overtime win over Winnipeg.

Rask gave up a goal to Dustin Byfuglien in the first period but he was perfect the rest of the way. Rask struggled earlier this season but he is 7-2-1 in his last 10 starts. Overall, Rask is 11-6-1 to go along with a 2.31 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage.
Nov 28 - 10:24 PM

Tuukka Rask will get the nod against the Jets on Friday night.

Coach Julien was coy for about as long as he could be Friday before finally confirming what most expected, that Rask would be between the pipes. Proceed as you normally would.
Nov 28 - 6:40 PM

Goaltender Tuukka Rask turned in a good game but he and the Boston Bruins fell 3-2 in overtime to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night.

Rask stopped 28 shots before Evgeni Malkin beat him on a 2-on-1. This was 32 seconds into the OT period. Rask's record is now 10-6-1. His goals-against average is 2.40. His save percentage, .915. Rask could easily have come out of Monday's game with a win as Boston had two goals disallowed. He, of course, remains a solid fantasy option in net.
Nov 24 - 10:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Simon Gagne
5Daniel Paille
6Anthony Camara
7Craig Cunningham
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
4Seth Griffith
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
9Zach Trotman
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg