Tuukka Rask

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Sara Civian
July 03, 2018 - 10:43 am
Anton Khudobin had about as quality a season as $1.2 million dollars could get the Bruins in 2017-18. Tuukka Rask’s 32-year-old backup went 16-6-7 with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. More than that, he pushed Rask to perform better through particular stretches at the...
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Jaroslav Halak
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John Tomase
July 01, 2018 - 11:29 am
Say goodbye to Anton Khudobin and say hello to Jaroslav Halak. According to multiple reports, the Bruins have a new backup goaltender. They reportedly signed Halak to a two-year deal to play behind Tuukka Rask. Andy Strickland was among the first to break the news. Halak is a two-time Vezina Trophy...
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Cameron Kerry
June 06, 2018 - 4:18 pm
A valuable goaltender, much like a pitcher or quarterback, can lead a team to victories and titles. However, depending on a goaltender too much can cause fatigue, which will lead to diminishing results over time. In order to optimize the better goaltender, the backup needs to be able to spell him...
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Sara Civian
April 28, 2018 - 7:52 pm
The alternate history of the Bruins’ 6-2 win over the Lightning reeks of exceptionally bad luck -- not the kind you can chalk up to a few bad bounces. The Lightning came closest to stealing Game 1 13:22 into the second period. Tuukka Rask’s left skate blade fell out and Mikhail Sergachev...
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Sara Civian
April 28, 2018 - 6:17 pm
If you looked at nothing but the officiating, the Bruins had absolutely no business winning Game 1 against the Lightning. If you looked at everything else, of course they won. The faceoff police decided to give policing cross-checking a spin to disallow a Brad Marchand goal. Tuukka Rask fell victim...
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Sara Civian
April 24, 2018 - 7:53 pm
We have a very limited time on this planet. There are thousands of more productive ways to spend that time than arguing about Tuukka Rask. Nevertheless, the Bruins find themselves gearing up for a Game 7 they had two chances to prevent, and the man in the net has factored into the best and the...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 22, 2018 - 1:23 am
I know you want to blame this all on Tuukka Rask. I can you hear you screaming at your computer, phone or tablet screen. He choked! He’s soft! He can’t win the big game! You think I’m an idiot for writing this article. Look, obviously Saturday night’s Game 5 loss to the Maple Leafs wasn’t Rask’s...
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Sara Civian
April 20, 2018 - 1:03 am
I really do think that we Bostonians are a rational bunch, for the most part. But drive down Tim Thomas Avenue, take the first left off Food Poisoning Lane, and eventually you’ll find a tiny little condo. As small as that condo might be, it’s been hosting the most obnoxious party ever for years on...
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Ty Anderson
April 12, 2018 - 5:06 am
I still believe that the Bruins can win a Stanley Cup with Tuukka Rask as their No. 1 goaltender, so I’m a Bruins honk. I don’t think that Tuukka Rask is a massive choke artist preventing the Bruins from getting there, so I’m part of the ‘Boo-Hoo Tuukka Crew.’ (God, what a dumb nickname. I’ll...
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Ty Anderson
March 30, 2018 - 4:04 am
It was around this time last year that Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask felt pushed. That was by his own coach, then-interim head coach Bruce Cassidy, who called him out after an undeniably subpar performance against the Lightning. From there, Rask lit the world on fire for a strong finish and the...
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