It's always nice to hear coach Claude Julien put it out there that the Bruins [team stats] have two No. 1 goaltenders, as if Tim Thomas [stats] and Tuukka Rask were co-chairmen of the next Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. The reality, as all B's fans know, is something else entirely. Thomas logged more minutes last season, including a playoff run for the ages in which he was in net for every minute of all 25 games in the Bruins' march to their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. Rask understands this. "Timmy played so good that it's tough to get the goalie out of the net when he plays like that," he said. "It wasn't frustrating for me, because I knew we had a great thing going." But although Rask agrees that both the numbers and the history indicate the Bruins don't really have two No. 1 goaltenders, where he draws the line — right across the goal crease — is when it is assumed that he is the No. 2 goaltender. Semantics? Perhaps. Unless you're a goaltender.
Rask won't settle for backup role
Boston Herald | Oct 11