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A dumb takes scorecard for the Stanley Cup final

Martin Jones is better than Tuukka Rask, according to someone, probably. (Aaron Doster/USA Today Sports) This probably should have been written before the series started, but I didn’t think of it until now. As such, I started writing it during the National Anthem of Game 1 and here it is. These days, advanced metrics, GIFs, line-matching data and more are available to help inform...
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Tuukka Rask: Illness Unfortunate, But ‘When You’re Sick, You’re Sick’

BOSTON — Tuukka Rask was the first Bruins player to speak Monday morning at the team’s breakup day, and he shed more on the illness that had prevented him from playing in Boston’s season finale two days earlier. The goaltender said he came down with a stomach bug the night before the game and realized a few hours before puck drop that he would not be healthy enough to play...
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April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

When Bruins Needed A Save, Tuukka Rask Was There In Win Vs. Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings didn’t create many scoring opportunities Thursday against the Boston Bruins, but Tuukka Rask came up with timely stop after timely stop when they did. Rask had 13 saves on 15 shots, including a critical glove save on a short-handed opportunity, in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Red Wings at TD Garden. Hear NESN’s Andy Brickley and Jack Edwards break down...
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April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Hurricanes’ Quick Puck Movement Shades Tuukka Rask, Hands Bruins Early Deficit

The Boston Bruins are desperate for points, but they got off to a bad start Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. The ‘Canes took a lead late in the first period with just 1:06 to play in the opening frame. Excellent puck movement was a key factor, as Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask wasn’t able to avoid a screen and react quickly enough to make a save, giving Carolina...
Via NESN.com
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Sets Tone Early Vs. Maple Leafs With Stellar Breakaway Save (Video)

Tuukka Rask just doesn’t lose to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Boston Bruins goaltender made 25 saves Saturday night against the team that drafted him en route to Boston’s first win in its last six games, a 3-1 decision. Rask’s win was the 15th of his career against Toronto, against whom he now sports a 15-3-2 record, tied for his most wins against any team. One particular string...
Via NESN.com
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask isn’t happy with 3-on-3 overtime

The NHL implemented 3-on-3 overtime as an attempt to make the game more exciting and to reduce the emphasis on the shootout. It was a simple addition and one which paid huge dividends at the start of the season, as games that went to overtime now featured a breakneck unpredictable pace, which led to breakaways and plenty of scoring chances. The plan was in full effect as shootouts...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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