Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 09, 2019 - 2:54 pm
Tuukka Rask confirmed he’s fresh for the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs after playing 46 games in the regular season, his fewest appearances since the 2011-12 season. But guess what, Jaroslav Halak is equally fresh and ready should the Bruins need help getting past the Toronto Maple Leafs and...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 08, 2019 - 5:34 pm
In his annual pre-playoffs press conference Monday, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was asked about the execution of the plan to get Tuukka Rask more rest this season after the signing of Jaroslav Halak to a two-year contract at $2.75 million per season. Rask played 46 games, his fewest in a...
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Matt Kalman
April 07, 2019 - 6:00 pm
The Bruins will begin their Eastern Conference first round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs onThursday . With days off scheduled for Sunday and Monday, and possibly Tuesday, we might not get a look at coach Bruce Cassidy’s lineup until Wednesday. We also won’t know the status of Sean...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 07, 2019 - 11:19 am
Pete Blackburn of CBS Sports joined co-hosts Ken Laird and Matt Kalman for the full hour of Sunday Skate on Sunday. As always, the talk about the Bruins and their upcoming first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs veered off into a discussion of goaltender Tuukka Rask, who had a ...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
April 06, 2019 - 5:34 pm
You shouldn’t worry about Tuukka Rask giving up five goals on 21 shots to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 6-3 loss at TD Garden on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams, a glorified exhibition game between two clubs locked into postseason position. Because Rask isn’t worried and...
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Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask
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Matt Kalman
March 27, 2019 - 1:10 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is heading into his third Stanley Cup playoffs run with the Bruins with Tuukka Rask as his No. 1 goaltender. After the Bruins’ morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena on Wednesday morning in preparation for their night game against the New York Rangers, Cassidy was asked what...
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Matt Kalman
March 07, 2019 - 11:36 pm
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy had the quote of the morning Thursday after he was asked whether competing for home-ice advantage down the stretch was important. “We’d like to have home-ice advantage, simple because it’s not called home-ice disadvantage, that’s why,” Cassidy said some eight hours before...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
March 02, 2019 - 10:57 pm
Remember when Tuukka Rask’s season was a disaster and Jaroslav Halak was going to take his job and the Bruins were going to have to ship Rask out of town to clear cap space? The days of panicking in the streets about Rask seem like years ago, just like how long it feels since Rask lost a game in...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
February 03, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Although publicly criticizing players on a regular basis is probably not a recipe for consistent success for any NHL coach, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy now knows that when he plays that card his players will respond. The Bruins answered Cassidy’s call for a better defensive performance with a 1-0...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
January 31, 2019 - 2:01 pm
It’s been 12 days since he last played, but Tuukka Rask is ready to return to the Bruins’ crease and go for the franchise’s all-time wins record Thursday. Rask, who missed the Bruins’ first-game back after their bye week and the NHL All-Star break Tuesday, will start against the Flyers at TD Garden...
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