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Oct 28, 2014
Tuukka Rask did his best to hold off the surging Minnesota Wild, but he couldn't withstand the barrage in a 4-3 loss on Tuesday night.
Rotoworld Oct 28, 2014

Tuukka Rask and Bruins drop decision to Wild - Tuukka Rask (G) Boston Bruins

Tuukka Rask did his best to hold off the surging Minnesota Wild, but he couldn't withstand the barrage in a 4-3 loss on Tuesday night.
Boston Herald Oct 28, 2014
Bruins wilt, fall to Wild

Bruins wilt, fall to Wild

When Zdeno Chara was lost for 4-to-6 weeks with a knee injury, many Bruin followers immediately had dreadful visions of a night like tonight at the Garden.Despite jumping out to a 3-1 lead after two periods, the Bruins simply could not get out of their own zone in the third and the Minnesota Wild scored three unanswered to come away with a 4-3 victory.Marco Scandella completed the Minnesota comeback with the game-winner with 5:53 left as he beat Tuukka Rask (38 saves) through a screen from the left point.

Rapid Reaction: Wild 4, Bruins 3

BOSTON -- The Minnesota Wild scored three unanswered goals in the third period en route to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins Tuesday night at TD Garden. Ironically, the Wild had surrendered a three-goal lead in the third period Monday and lost, 5-4, to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. On Tuesday, the Wild pummeled Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask with 42 shots, as Minnesota capitalized on defensive breakdowns by Boston. The Bruins received a pair of goals from rookie Seth Griffith and a power-play goal by Milan Lucic.
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Oct 28, 2014

Why Tuukka Rask is pleased with Dougie Hamilton after yelling at him

Dougie Hamilton is receiving praise left and right for what some might call a breakout* performance against the Maple Leafs, but it was his response to the low moment of his three-point game that might be the biggest takeaway. Hamilton was the last line of defense as the Bruins, stuck in their zone, surrendered the […]
Stanley Cup of Chowder Oct 27, 2014

Fresh Links: The 500 Edition

Finally the Bruins began to look like the Bruins on Saturday. Ta-ta, Toronto! Tomorrow night the Bruins host the Wild at 7 PM for Hockey Fights Cancer Night at TD Garden. The Toronto game marked a milestone for Patrice Bergeron. (With video) [NESN] The Bruins chased Jonathan Bernier, and Tuukka Rask wasthisclose to his first shutout of the season in the win. [PatriotLedger] It was an energetic effort by the Bruins as a team, and here are a few brief notes on the game. [ESPN] Bergeron's line also seemed to return more to form in the victory. [TheBostonGlobe] ...

Takeaways: Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 1

In the wake of Zdeno Chara's knee injury, no player has been looked upon to step up for the Boston Bruins more than Dougie Hamilton. And on Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Hamilton responded with his best game of the year, notching a goal and two assists in Boston's 4-1 win. Hamilton played aggressively, recording four shots on goal while just missing wide on several other attempts. Tuukka Rask stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced, his bid for a shutout ending when Richard Panik scored on a delayed penalty with 6:33 remaining in the third period.
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Oct 25, 2014

Dougie Hamilton puts up three points as Zdeno Chara-less Bruins cruise past Maple Leafs

The Zdeno Chara-less Bruins passed their first test with flying colors. Dougie Hamilton had a three-point night and the Bruins played one of their better defensive games of the season in beating the Maple Leafs, 4-1, at Air Canada Centre Saturday. Tuukka Rask‘s shutout bid was broken up when Richard Panik scored during a delayed penalty […]
Boston Herald Oct 25, 2014
Bruins hope to fill major void

Bruins hope to fill major void

When he’s in the Bruins crease, goaltender Tuukka Rask plays like he has ice water in his veins.That’s an approach that has served him well throughout his career. So when word came down yesterday from general manager Peter Chiarelli that defenseman Zdeno Chara will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a tear in his knee, it wasn’t surprising that Rask reacted calmly to the news.

Johnson faces B's with no hard feelings

BOSTON – As the backup goalie during Tuukka Rask’s Vezina Trophy season a year ago, Chad Johnson hopes he contributed to his partner’s success. Johnson, now a member of the New York Islanders, played only one season with the Bruins in 2013-2014. He was outstanding in the backup role, posting a 17-4-3 record in 27 games, along with a 2.10 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Bruins coach Claude Julien worked his goaltending tandem perfectly, which allowed Rask to remain fresh for the entire season en route to a 36-15-6 record, 2.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Oct 23, 2014
Fresh Links: Friends Edition

Fresh Links: Friends Edition

The Bruins welcome old friends back and wish them well... just not TOO well The Bruins host the Islanders this evening at 7 PM. Welcome home! Johnny Boychuk (along with old friend Chad Johnson) will return to TDGarden. "It’ll be fun and weird, and awkward," according to Dennis Seidenberg. Tuukka Rask has one wish for the evening... [BostonHerald] Rask is looking to improve. His uncharacteristically slow start echoes the unusual struggles of Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron seen against the Sharks. [WEEI] After missing the first three games of the season, David Krejci has...
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Oct 22, 2014

Tuukka Rask, who knows who Johnny Boychuk is, prepares to face Johnny Boychuk

WILMINGTON — Johnny Boychuk is expecting an emotional return to the Garden Thursday. Tuukka Rask might not know who Johnny Boychuk is. “Oh, is he playing? I hope he gets the start. It would be good for him,” Rask said Wednesday when asked what it would be like to play against “Johnny.” Proving that goaltenders […]
Stanley Cup of Chowder Oct 21, 2014

Seth Griffith scores first NHL goal, Bruins beat Sharks 5-3

GRIFFITH! What a game. The Bruins have beaten the Sharks twice in a row on TD Garden ice, and in both cases David Krejci had the last goal of the game. Admittedly, last time it was a bit more dramatic, but still. Tuukka Rask made 31 saves and Antti Niemi made 29, and the Bruins won 5-3 - a score that included two Bruins PPGs, one shorthanded ENG, and a Joe Thornton goal. (boooo.) Here's your fancy stats chart. The corsis were pretty equal tonight, all things considered, although the Bruins really picked things up in P2. Gif Highlights of tonight's game: Brad Marchand scored a PPG for the...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Oct 21, 2014
Tuesday Morning Skate: Keeping the Dream Alive

Tuesday Morning Skate: Keeping the Dream Alive

A little while back, we featured a comment in this space about Tuukka Rask joining the commenter's band onstage during a road trip. According to Buffalo.com, that dream could be closer to reality than fiction. Over the weekend in Buffalo, Rask apparently joined a local Buffalo band onstage for a song. So  you dont even need Ryan Spooner. The path is simple: Figure out where hockey players go after games for live music locally. Book a gig there when the Bruins are in town. ??? Profit!
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Oct 20, 2014

Video: Tuukka Rask plays drums for Buffalo band

We’ve seen a video game version of Brad Marchand play guitar, and now we get to see real life Tuukka Rask play drums. According to the Buffalo News, Rask and a few teammates went to a show at the Allentown music venue in Buffalo on Friday night while they were in town for Saturday night’s […]
Boston Herald Oct 17, 2014
Bruins stumble in Montreal

Bruins stumble in Montreal

MONTREAL — OK, well, the Bruins offense seems to be getting back on track. The defense? That was a very different matter last night at Bell Centre.The Bruins wasted a pretty good effort against their biggest rivals, thanks to some costly defensive mistakes, some bad bounces and maybe some less than peak-form goaltending from Tuukka Rask. The net result was a 6-4 Canadiens victory in front of a rapturous sellout crowd for the Habs’ home opener.

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