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The Bruins dress 50-year old Bob Essensa as a backup

With Tuukka Rask exiting Saturday afternoon’s game against the Rangers early due to dehydration, the Bruins decided to dress a 50-year old Bob Essensa and put him on the bench to backup Niklas Svedberg. Of course this was an act of desperation and to avoid the lunacy that happened a few weeks ago with the Florida […]
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Claude Julien: Tuukka Rask ‘Fine’ After Leaving Bruins-Rangers Early

BOSTON — Bruins fans had cause for concern when goaltender Tuukka Rask left Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers just 10 seconds into the second period. Rask took himself out of the game and didn’t return after stopping all 14 shots he faced in 20:10 of ice time. Luckily for the Bruins, Rask didn’t suffer an injury and head coach Claude Julien said the Finnish goaltender...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston G Rask leaves game early in 2nd

BOSTON (AP) Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has left Saturday's game against the New York Rangers 10 seconds into the second period for an unknown reason. Rask skated over to the bench, spoke with coach Claude Julien and headed down the runway to the dressing room. He was replaced by backup Niklas Svedberg with the Bruins ahead 3-0. The team hasn't made an announcement on Rask's status.
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Slippery slope for the Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have now dropped their last four games at the most inopportune juncture of the season. The Bruins, who are currently sliding in and out of the final Eastern Conference Wild Card playoff spot have taken four GIANT steps back this past week. After their latest loss, a 5-3 romping at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightening on Sunday evening, the Bruins will be left on...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tuukka Rask makes absurd diving save

The Boston Bruins earned one point in the standings Saturday night, and they have Tuukka Rask to thank. The B’s were tied with the Florida Panthers late in the third period, but Florida looked like it was about to take the lead when the puck found the stick of a wide-open Dave Bolland in front of the net. Bolland tried to jam it home, but Rask dove backwards and somehow got his...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Uses Stick To Rob Dave Bolland With ‘Save of the Year’ Candidate

The Boston Bruins lost to the Florida Panthers in a shootout on Saturday night, but they have Tuukka Rask to thank for even getting them out of regulation. The Bruins netminder preserved a tie game late in the third period with this absolutely nasty stick save on Dave Bolland, denying him on what looked to Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Tuukka Rask Handle the Heavy Workload of the Boston Bruins?

Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins saves a shot by Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a shootout at TD Garden on March 12, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeat the Lightning 3-2. (Mandatory Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Playing 28 out of the last 31 games, Tukka Rask can’t expect significant rest anytime soon in the home stretch of the 2015...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Makes 39 Saves In Excellent Performance Vs. Senators

The Boston Bruins didn’t play well over the final two periods of Tuesday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators. Luckily for the B’s, Tuukka Rask thwarted nearly every scoring chance the Senators created to secure a 3-1 win and two much-needed points in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Senators earned 49-24 advantage in shot attempts and a 32-14 edge in shots on...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Flyers Notes: Tuukka Rask’s Breakaway Save In OT Sets Stage For Winning Goal

BOSTON — Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has bailed out his teammates after defensive breakdowns and mental mistakes all season, and he did it again Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. Philadelphia Flyers leading scorer Jakub Voracek had a breakaway in overtime with a chance to secure two much-needed points for his team in the playoff race, but Rask stopped him with an excellent save...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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