With his starts coming about once a week, Tuukka Rask has had to deal with interminably long waits for redemption after suffering a loss.

Those waits have been fewer and further between lately because Rask has played so much better this season, but heading into last night's showdown with Toronto he'd been on the bench for eight days after dropping a 3-2 shootout decision to Detroit on Black Friday.

Rask took advantage of his one start of the week with 21 saves in a 4-1 victory against the Maple Leafs at the Garden. That means that regardless of how long he waits until getting the nod again, he should be in better spirits.