Tuukka Rask RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tuukka Rask Growing Tired Of NHL’s New Overtime Format

    NESN "The NHL’s decision to switch to three-on-three overtime periods this season has made the extra session much more exciting and cut down on games being decided by shootouts. But not everyone is thrilled with the league’s new format, and you probably can guess who is most opposed to the change: NHL..." March 11

  • Tuukka Rask Needs To Play Better, But Bruins Not Making His Job Easy

    NESN "Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask needs to play better, but blaming him for the club’s struggles this season isn’t fair because his teammates haven’t given him a ton of help. That was evident in Wednesday night’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, which dropped Boston’s home record to..." October 22

  • Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Not Worried About Heavy Workload

    NESN "The Boston Bruins were plagued by inconsistency, injuries and disappointing performances from a few veteran players last season, and it cost them a spot in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. If not for the solid performance of No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask, the B’s likely would have been out of..." September 02

  • Bruins' Rask rolls with changes

    Boston Herald "The last time we spoke to goalie Tuukka Rask, Peter Chiarelli was still the general manager of the Bruins, the team possessed one of the NHL’s top young defensemen in Dougie Hamilton and it had a player who boasted a unique combination of skill and toughness in winger Milan Lucic. Things have..." August 11

  • Bruins are talking to teams about Savard, but not Rask

    Pro Hockey Talk "Don’t be surprised if Marc Savard‘s contract is traded, a la Chris Pronger to Arizona. Bruins GM Don Sweeney confirmed today that he’s spoken to a few teams about a transaction that would clear Savard’s $4 million cap hit (through 2016-17) off Boston’s books, and put it on a team that could..." June 30

  • Rask: 'Feels like every game is a playoff'

    CSN New England "The Bruins have engaged in plenty of playoff-style games during the month of March, and even better they’ve won more than their share. They took care of business against the Ottawa Senators last week at the Canadian Tire Centre with the Sens closing in on them, and essentially extinguished the..." March 19

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    Jack Edwards @RealJackEdwards

    Tuukka Rask and Andrew Hammond lead the Bruins and Sens onto the ice. A reg win by BOS pushes Ottawa at least to the edge if not over it.

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Tuukka Rask did not dress tonight, due to general soreness

  • Newly-discovered wasp named after Bruins' Tuukka Rask

    Sporting News "There's new buzz around the hockey — and insect — world this week. A new species of wasp was recently discovered in the Teita Hills of Kenya. So a Boston researcher and longtime sports fan who was part of the team of entomologists that made the discovery revealed on Tuesday that the insect..." February 24

  • Struggling Boston Bruins forced to lean heavily on goalie Tuukka Rask

    Edmonton Journal "You know the heat’s seriously on in Boston when the Bruins had to go with their No. 1 goalie, Tuukka Rask, against the 29th-place Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night, giving him his 15th straight start, and they lost with him. Now, what? When do they play Malcolm Subban, who the Bruins..." February 20

  • ‘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