Tuukka Rask RUMORS & NEWS

  • ‘Good thing I didn’t go blind': Fan shines laser at Bruins’ goalie Rask

    Pro Hockey Talk "A fan inside the Bell Centre in Montreal somehow came to the decision to shine a green laser pointer at Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during Thursday’s game against the Canadiens. The action was caught on replay. You can see in the video a green laser pointer scurrying around Rask, who was..." October 17

  • Tuukka Rask tucks past away

    Boston Herald "Long summers are not what a hockey player wants. It means that he fell far short of every player’s goal of winning the Stanley Cup. But goalie Tuukka Rask, speaking at Shawn Thornton’s charity golf tournament on Monday, is taking the long sabbatical for what it’s worth. “It’s been a little..." August 13

  • Rask 'doesn't feel any different' after Vezina win

    CSN New England "The outside expectations might be raised for Tuukka Rask after the Finnish goaltender stood out during the Olympics, and did that in the middle of a Vezina Trophy-winning regular season. The 36-16-6 record, .930 save percentage and 2.04 goals against average set the standard for NHL goaltenders..." August 12

  • Bruins' Rask wins his first Vezina Trophy

    NHL.com "Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins has captured his first Vezina Trophy, awarded to the "goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," as selected by NHL General Managers. Prior to 1981-82, the Vezina was awarded to the goaltender(s) whose team allowed the fewest goals during the regular..." June 25

  • Bishop, Rask, Varlamov named Vezina Trophy finalists

    NHL.com "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 25

  • NHL-leading 7th shutout has Rask in Vezina hunt

    CSN New England "Tuukka Rask didn’t have to work all that obsessively to earn his NHL-leading seventh shutout of the season against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, but the numbers don’t lie. Rask stopped 28 shots in a 3-0 victory and probably shouldered his biggest part of the workload in the opening..." March 28

  • Rask sets bar with winning Finland performance

    CSN New England "The notion of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask struggling seems like a fairly distant concept these days, doesn’t it? Rask is due back in Boston in the next couple of days after putting the finishing touches on an excellent Olympic performance that helped his native Finland collect a Bronze medal, and..." February 23

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Finnish TV station MTV3 reports Tuukka Rask will start for Finland

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    Antti Mäkinen @sirmakinen

    @mfinewaxhockey @RyanDadoun Breaking: Rask is out with a flu and Lehtonen is starting for Finland. Niemi as a backup

  • Rask finally gets a confidence-building win

    CSN New England "Far too often lately, Tuukka Rask hasn’t been able to make the game-changing save. But Rask -- who had a less-than-stellar .912 save percentage since Jan. 1 entering Tuesday night's matchup against the Canucks -- may have turned things around against Vancouver. Not only did he make 27 stops..." February 05

  • Another struggle for Rask vs. Canadiens

    CSN New England "It certainly looks like the Montreal Canadiens are starting to become a “thing” for Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. Rask was pulled after giving up his third goal on the 18th shot he faced in the second period of Thursday night’s 4-1 loss to the Habs at TD Garden, and dropped to a 2-10-2 career..." January 31

  • Tuukka Rask explains Brandon Bollig's sneaky goal

    CSN Chicago "Brad Marchand scored two goals in 68 seconds to give the Bruins a one-goal lead over the Blackhawks early in the second period, but it wasn't long before Brandon Bollig tied things back up on Sunday afternoon. Marcus Kruger passed the puck from behind the net to Bollig, who fired a short-side..." January 20

  • Tuukka Rask points at everything in B’s slump

    Boston Herald "One of the many ways in which hockey is really a very simple game: A goalie usually plays as well, or as poorly, as the team in front of him plays. That’s not always the case. But most of the time it is. In many recent games, Tuukka Rask hasn’t looked quite himself. Too many seemingly..." January 15

  • Julien: ‘We all agree’ Rask’s game isn’t ‘where it should be’

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Wednesday, Claude Julien acknowledged the struggles affecting netminder Tuukka Rask. “Right now [Rask] feels great. He doesn’t feel tired,” Julien said, per the Boston Herald. “He just doesn’t feel his game is where it should be. We all agree on that.” Rask, in the first of an eight-year,..." January 15

  • Rask: ‘I wouldn’t say I’m in a slump’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Bruins have dropped two games in a row. In each game they’ve given up a boatload of goals, losing 4-3 to Ottawa and 5-3 to the Islanders last night. Goalie Tuukka Rask has been lit up for eight goals in those games. While you might consider this run a slump, don’t tell him that as Joe..." January 01

  • Bruins' Rask Incredible in 2-1 win Against Rangers

    NESN "OK, so maybe we don’t question Claude Julien‘s goaltending decisions for at least a week or two after Tuesday night. Despite the fact that the Bruins were playing their second game in as many nights, and despite the fact that Tuukka Rask had made 17 of the team’s first 20 starts, Julien went..." November 20

  • Tuukka Rask up to task

    Boston Herald "The Bruins are far from a finished product right now — at least not the product they expect to be. Jarome Iginla has not yet found the back of the net. Brad Marchand is forcing things and was dropped to the third line in Saturday’s game. And in that 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets the..." October 14

  • Rask ready to prove himself again

    ESPN Boston "Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask became the highest-paid player in franchise history this summer with his new eight-year deal worth $56 million but he says no amount of money will change his mindset. The 26-year-old netminder will enter the 2013-2014 season when training camp begins on..." August 14

  • Bruins Sign Tuukka Rask to Eight-Year, $56 Million Contract

    NESN "Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and he’s going to be a very rich man because of it. The B’s announced Wednesday afternoon that Rask has signed an eight-year contract extension for $56 million. The deal will keep him under contract through the 2020-21 season. He’ll..." July 11

  • Chiarelli And Bruins Locking Up Boston’s Goaltending

    Causeway Crowd "As of Sunday morning, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has confirmed that the Bruins are very close to making a deal to tie up Tuukka Rask long term for Boston. OK, let’s for the moment say that we’ll have a primary goaltender locked up for the 2013-14 season (and a few more). My concern is..." July 07

  • Bruins GM: 'Very close' on Rask, Bergeron deals

    ESPN Boston "After discussing at length the new addition of forward Jarome Iginla to the Boston Bruins, general manager Peter Chiarelli said the team is also "very close" on finalizing contract extensions for forward Patrice Bergeron and goaltender Tuukka Rask. Bergeron's extension will likely keep the..." July 06

  • GM expects Tuukka Rask deal soon

    Boston Herald "As he goes through the interview period with prospective NHL free agents that started yesterday and runs through noon tomorrow, at which time the market opens, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is not handcuffed by the fact that star goalie Tuukka Rask is unsigned. “I feel confident that..." July 04

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Peter Chiarelli said he's got a "budgeted number" for Tuukka Rask deal & he's confident they'll get something done by Friday #BruinsTalk

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing that Rask extension -- although not done yet -- will be in the 8 year/$56M range.

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    Fluto Shinzawa @GlobeFluto

    Bruins qualified Rask, Caron, Camper, Miller. Did not tender Daugavins, Hutchinson.

  • Tuukka Rask's solid playoffs shattered in 17-second span

    Boston Herald "In 17 stunning seconds, Tuukka Rask's solid postseason was shattered. That's all the time the Chicago Blackhawks needed to rally and win the Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night. "It's shocking," Rask said. Dave Bolland tied the game with 1:16 left, Brian..." June 25

  • Rask 'starting point' for deal is 6 yrs, $39m

    CSN New England "Tuukka Rask might have hit a bit of a rough patch at the end of the Stanley Cup Final by surrendering 11 goals in the final three games against the Blackhawks, but that still doesn’t change the fact that the Bruins goaltender is in line for a big payday this summer. According to a source with..." June 25

  • Tall task awaits Tuukka Rask

    Boston Herald "The Bruins are clearly not in a great spot right now. They are on the brink of elimination. They are already without center Gregory Campbell and could be without another one, heart-and-soul player Patrice Bergeron. And they haven’t really played all that well in the last two games, which have..." June 24

  • Tuukka Rask ultimate straight shooter

    Boston Herald "He’s Finnish, underaged and probably doesn’t understand the crazy caroms and funny bounces of Massachusetts politics, but Tuukka Rask would make an interesting candidate for United States senate. This in no way is meant to disrespect Ed Markey or Gabriel Gomez, but the 26-year-old Bruins..." June 22

  • Tuukka Rask remains unfazed

    Boston Herald "Contrary to popular belief, Tuukka Rask is not Superman. There has been plenty times this postseason where the Bruins goalie has looked like a superhero, but instead of stopping a train or speeding bullet, Rask stopped slap shots and one-timers. And though the legend of this 26-year-old has..." June 21

  • Tuukka takes over

    Boston Herald "The Bruins had just pulled off a job that seemed impossible Saturday night in Chicago. They somehow stopped the speeding Mack truck that was the Blackhawks offense in the first period of Game 2 and slowly but surely pushed it in reverse, seizing control of a game that was going horribly wrong and..." June 17

  • Claude Julien: Tuukka Rask 'Kept us in there'

    WEEI Boston "While the Blackhawks were threatening to blow open Game 2 and send the Stanley Cup final back to Boston with a 2-0 lead, it was Tuukka Rask who was the difference. The Hawks out-shot the Bruins 19-4 but had only a Patrick Sharp goal to show for it. Claude Julien was quick to thank his..." June 16

  • Only traffic slows Tuukka Rask

    Boston Herald "The Chicago Blackhawks finally did what the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t in order to score goals against Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. The result was a 4-3 triple-overtime victory last night at the United Center in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Blackhawks in one game doubled the Penguins’..." June 13

  • Tuukka Rask stars in lead role

    Boston Herald "Ever since June 15, 2011, Tuukka Rask’s yearning to lead a team to a Stanley Cup championship has been on overdrive. Rask already has one ring from his days as Tim Thomas’ backup on the 2011 Bruins, but he heads into the 2013 Stanley Cup finals against the Chicago Blackhawks as the go-to guy in..." June 12

  • Rask the man amid mayhem

    Boston Herald "Rask the man amid mayhem Saturday, June 8, 2013 PrintEmail Comments (2) By: Stephen Harris, Bruins Beat For Tuukka Rask to finish the job, it came down to an utterly insane final 30 seconds and an absolutely perfect last, what, tenth of a second? There was so much history in the air at..." June 08

  • Rask none the worse for wear after ding in practice

    NHL.com "Everyone took the ice Wednesday for the Boston Bruins' morning skate, which featured one minor scare. During one drill goaltender Tuukka Rask took a teammate's shot off his shoulder and he reacted by skating toward the bench and slamming his stick against the TD Garden boards. It took less than..." June 05

  • Bruins steer clear of Rask, Thomas comparisons

    CSN New England "Parallels have been made between Tuukka Rask and Tim Thomas over the last couple of days because A) they were teammates just a season ago and B) Rask’s statistics are remarkably similar to Thomas’ numbers at this point in Boston’s Stanley Cup run two years ago. But that’s really where..." June 03

  • Chiarelli: Easier to sign Rask after success

    CSN New England "Tuukka Rask said before this season began that it was going to be a “prove it” year for both himself and the Bruins. Since being awarded the No. 1 goaltender gig prior to the season after Tim Thomas went AWOL, Rask has confidently gone about asserting himself as the franchise goaltender for a..." May 26

  • Rask's Game 4 stumble now a laughing matter

    NHL.com "Claude Julien had a few words of advice for goalie Tuukka Rask after the final horn sounded Saturday night at TD Garden, officially sending the Boston Bruins off to the Eastern Conference Finals. "You can start laughing now," Julien said, repeating the words he told Rask. Talk about relief..." May 26

  • Finishing a series has been a tough task for Bruins' Tuukka Rask

    North Jersey "Tuukka Rask will take another shot at closing out a playoff series today when the Boston Bruins host the Rangers for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Rask is only 26, but he’s already dangerously close to becoming known as a goaltender that can’t finish. After a head-scratching..." May 25

  • Tuukka Rask now the fall guy

    Boston Herald "Unlike some gentlemen who share his line of work, goalie Tuukka Rask has never been one to make excuses, or rationalize, or otherwise try to duck blame that comes his way. When he does something bad, he is his own most withering critic. “It was just awful,” said Rask of his goaltending..." May 24

  • Tuukka Rask worth big bucks

    Boston Herald "After 10 games in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was 7-3, with a 2.12 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. He was the talk of the postseason, already proclaimed not just the best goalie in the NHL but the best player, period. After 10 games in the 2013..." May 23

  • Rask proving he's the better goalie in series

    CSN New England "Forget about the comparisons to Tim Thomas, which Tuukka Rask was surprisingly yet not surprisingly asked about after Sunday's Game 2 win over the New York Rangers at the TD Garden. This isn't about matching what Thomas did in the Bruins' Stanley Cup run two years ago. This is about overcoming..." May 20

  • Tuukka Rask relishes matchup

    Boston Herald "If both the mythology and your own eyes are to be believed, Henrik Lundqvist may be longer lasting than the Berlin Wall, more rhythmic than Phil Spector’s wall of sound and more imposing than the Great Wall of China. He may have rejected more rubber than B.F. Goodrich and made more saves than..." May 16

  • Focused Rask better off than first Game 7

    Boston Herald "Tuukka Rask was frustrated but not deflated. He was eager, but calm, and in the end, he was just happy to get one more opportunity to make a save — unlike the last time he was in the postseason. When the Toronto Maple Leafs scored two third-period goals in 5:29, the air was briefly sucked..." May 14

  • Tuukka Rask hopes for best

    Boston Herald "Tuukka Rask didn’t even want to talk about what happened to the Bruins in the playoffs three years ago. The reference of the postgame question at the Air Canada Centre last night was, of course, to the B’s blowing a 3-0 lead in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinal series, as they dropped four..." May 13

  • Rask outplaying Reimer after three games

    CSN New England "In the battle of goaltenders in the Bruins/Leafs series, Tuukka Rask is pretty clearly getting the upper hand against young Toronto Maple Leafs puck-stopper James Reimer. Rask made 17 saves during a frantic third period as the desperate Toronto bunch threw everything at the Boston net, and the..." May 07

  • Tuukka Rask’s back on clock

    Boston Herald "Once again, it’s Tuukka time. It’s been three years since Tuukka Rask stood in the crease for an NHL playoff game as the Bruins goalie, so the time couldn’t come soon enough. After watching former teammate Tim Thomas during the last two postseasons, Rask is looking forward to the Eastern..." April 29

  • Rask lives up to his word in shutout

    CSN New England "While some of his teammates might have had to manufacture some emotion facing the worst team in the NHL, Tuukka Rask had plenty of motivation headed into Sunday’s showdown against the Florida Panthers. Rask and head coach Claude Julien had both been on the same page when they identified..." April 22

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Tuukka Rask leads Captain Chara and the Bruins out for warm-ups and will get the start in goal opposite Markstrom for Florida ^CS