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Tuukka Rask | Goalie | #40

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 176
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (21) / TOR
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Tuukka Rask surrendered two goals on 21 shots in a 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon in Game 5.
Tampa Bay handed Boston and Rask four straight losses to eliminate the Bruins in five games in the second round of the playoffs. Rask did not have a very impressive postseason, but he did give his team a chance to extend the series. Unfortunately, the Bruins were unable to take advantage. May 6 - 6:12 PM

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Tuukka Rask will be in the crease for Game 5 against Tampa Bay.

Rask and the Bruins will look to stave off elimination Sunday afternoon after losing the last three games to the Lightning. The Boston netminder has posted a 2.96 goals-against average and .903 save percentage in his previous 11 playoff starts.
May 6 - 2:47 PM

Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 28 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Bruins were down 2-0 in the first period, but goals by Patrice Bergeron (twice) and David Pastrnak had them ahead 3-2. Steven Stamkos tied the game with just over seven minutes remaining in regulation before Dan Girardi added the game-winner in OT. Rask owns a 5-5 record with a 2.96 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage this postseason. Boston now trails this best-of-seven series 3-1. They'll be looking to save their season in Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.
May 4 - 10:59 PM

Tuukka Rask has been confirmed as the Bruins' starter for Game 4 on Friday.

Not that there was any doubt, but Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy announced it, so we're passing that along. Rask has a 2.87 GAA and .907 save percentage in 10 playoff starts this year, which isn't ideal, but he's had to face two high-powered offenses in the Toronto Maple Leafs and now the Tampa Bay Lightning.
May 4 - 5:20 AM

Tuukka Rask allowed three goals on 36 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Rask gave up two goals in the first 3:19 of the game and the Bruins were never able to recover after that. Patrice Bergeron cut the deficit to 2-1 later on in the frame, but Anthony Cirelli restored Tampa's two-goal lead heading into the first intermission. Rask now owns a 5-5 record with a 2.87 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this postseason. The Bruins trail this best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Boston on Friday night. They aren't facing elimination just yet, but dropping Game 4 would be a serious blow to their chances of advancing to the conference final.
May 2 - 10:58 PM

Tuukka Rask will be between the pipes for Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.

Rask has a 5-4 record with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage this postseason. He allowed three goals on 30 shots in Monday's 4-2 loss.
Source: NHL.com
May 2 - 6:19 PM

Tuukka Rask allowed three goals on 30 shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

As much as he's struggled during the playoffs, Rask managed to keep the Bruins in this game. Boston trailed 1-0, 3-1 and 4-2 after an empty-net goal, but they were never really out of it until the end. Rask now has a 5-4 record with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage this postseason. This best-of-seven series is now tied up at one. Game 3 will be played in Boston on Wednesday night. Rask will have to continue playing well if the Bruins are going to advance to the Eastern Conference Final.
Apr 30 - 10:27 PM

Tuukka Rask will get the nod in Game 2 against Tampa Bay.

Rask was superb in Game 1 with 34 stops in a 6-2 win over the Lightning. However, his past issues following a victory in the postseason may bode well for Tampa Bay. Rask has posted a 2-4 record with a 3.56 goals-against average and .882 save percentage in games following a win in the playoffs since last season.
Apr 30 - 3:45 PM

Tuukka Rask turned aside 34 of 36 shots in a 6-2 win against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

Rask left plenty to be desired in the first round against the Toronto Maple Leafs, so it's encouraging to see him hold his own early on versus the explosive Lightning offense. Both of the goals Rask surrendered came in the second period as Tampa Bay fired 14 shots at him over that frame.
Apr 28 - 6:00 PM

Just to confirm, Tuukka Rask is starting in Game 1 Saturday afternoon.

That's not surprising, though Rask did leave something to be desired in the first round as he posted a 2.94 GAA and .899 save percentage in seven games. The Bruins don't plan on making changes to the lineup that won them Game 7 though.
Apr 28 - 2:22 PM

Tuukka Rask will be between the pipes for Game 1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon.

Rask had his share of struggles against the Maple Leafs int he first round. He'll have to a lot better against a Bolts team that has a lot of firepower up front. He has a 4-3 record with a 2.94 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage this postseason. "Tuukka is fine," Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said. "He's been there. He's going to be good for us. That's that. We've just got to be good in front of him as well."
Source: NHL.com
Apr 28 - 11:00 AM

Boston GM Don Sweeney is confident in Tuukka Rask despite the goaltender's sub-par opening round of the playoffs.

"We're through. We got through that round," Sweeney said. "Some games he played really, really well. At the end of the day we have a lot of confidence in Tuukka, and I think going into the next series we'll remain the same level of confidence that we can get the job done and he'll be there for us." Rask posted a 2.94 goals-against average and .899 save percentage in the series against Toronto. He'll have to be much better versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Apr 27 - 9:06 AM

Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 24 shots during Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7.

Rask allowed two goals in the first 6:12 of the game and he followed that up by giving up two more goals on six shots in the second frame. The Bruins went into the third period trailing 4-3, but they managed to come back because Rask turned aside all eight shots he faced and because they scored four unanswered goals over the final 20 minutes. The Bruins netminder now has a 4-3 record with a 2.94 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage this postseason. Boston will now take on Tampa Bay in the second round. They'll need Rask to be a whole lot better if they want to make it past the Bolts.
Apr 25 - 11:01 PM

Tuukka Rask will be in goal for Game 7 against Toronto on Wednesday night.

Rask has dropped three of his last four games to Toronto, including the last two. He has posted a 2.74 goals-against average and .909 save percentage in the series.
Apr 25 - 10:59 AM

Tuukka Rask allowed two goals on 29 shots in Monday's 3-1 Game 6 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Rask was average tonight and didn't come up with a big save when Boston needed it on Mitch Marner's game-winner. If the Bruins want to advance to the next round, they'll need their Finnish netminder to step up his game and do better on shots that can be stopped. The 31-year-old goaltender will see his career playoff record drop to 33-26 with a 2.18 goals-against-average and .927 save percentage. Game 7 is scheduled for Wednesday night in Boston.
Apr 23 - 10:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3Riley Nash
4Jordan Szwarz
5Tommy Wingels
6Sean Kuraly
7Colby Cave
8Ryan Donato
LW1Brad Marchand
2Rick Nash
3Jake DeBrusk
4Tim Schaller
RW1David Pastrnak
2Danton Heinen
3David Backes
4Brian Gionta
5Noel Acciari
6Anders Bjork
D1Torey Krug
2Charlie McAvoy
3Brandon Carlo
4Zdeno Chara
5Adam McQuaid
6Nick Holden
7Matthew Grzelcyk
8Tommy Cross
9Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin
3Zane McIntyre