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PensBurgh Jul 22, 2014

The Penguins and The Kings: Team Defense

A look at team defense by examining shot totals and comparing how many scoring chances the Penguins and the Kings gave up in recent postseasons. Figuring out how well a team plays defense is a bit tricky. If we look at goals against, we end up crediting team defense when that number is due in part to goalie talent. Tuukka Rask makes Boston look better at defense than they actually are, and similarly, Ondrej Pavelec makes Winnipeg look worse. Additionally, we know that goaltender performance (and hence, goals against) can vary widely even over large samples. If we want to accurately...
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Jul 1, 2014

Chad Johnson signs with Islanders

Goaltender Chad Johnson has signed with the Islanders, making him the first Bruins free agent to depart. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the deal is for two years and $2.6 million. Johnson played well in his one season in Boston as Tuukka Rask‘€™s backup, but the team elected to not retain him given that cap [...]
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 27, 2014

2013-2014 Player Report Cards: Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask GP GA SA SV% SA/60 ES SV% ES SA/60 '13-'14 Regular Season 58 115 1641 93% 29.1 94.4% 28.1 '13-'14 Playoffs 12 25 348 92.8% 27.8 94.6% 26.9 In his first full season as The Guy in net for the Bruins, Tuukka Rask delivered. And then some. After taking over for the departed Tim Thomas last year, Rask parlayed his one-year "show me" contract into an eight-year, $56 million contract. Entering the season, he was the most expensive goalie in hockey. That's quite a bit of money and term to give a guy with about 140 games played. How'd Rask deliver on that...
Lighthouse Hockey Jun 25, 2014
[Bits] The Envelopuck Please, Bailey on the Block, Ho-Sang Can You See?

[Bits] The Envelopuck Please, Bailey on the Block, Ho-Sang Can You See?

I'd like to thank the entire organ-i-zation... NHL Awards Did you miss the NHL Awards Show last night? Good for you. The production was actually OK until Wikileaker Julian Assange started dancing with the LA Kings mascot. Anyway, if you're interested, and I know you are, the winners and vote totals have helpfully been compiled here by Travis Hughes. Sidney Crosby is your Hart Trophy winner, Tukka Rask wins the Vezina and Duncan Keith takes the Norris. Congrats to all the winners and to John Tavares and Frans Nielsen for being the only Islanders to get votes in any category. In the most...
Artic Ice Hockey Jun 25, 2014

FlightZone: The Kids From Cole Harbour

Cole Harbour cleaned up at the NHL Awards show last night. A few re-caps of that and more draft information in today's links. Award Winners: Ted Lindsay Award: Sidney Crosby Hart Memorial Trophy: Sidney Crosby Art Ross Trophy: Sidney Crosby Best Older Brother: Sidney Crosby (seriously, he brought his younger sister Taylor as his guest to the Awards) Calder Memorial Trophy: Nathan MacKinnon Vezina Trophy: Tuukka Rask William M. Jennings Trophy: Jonathan Quick Frank J. Selke Award: Patrice Bergeron James Norris Memorial Trophy: Duncan Keith Lady ByngTrophy: Ryan O'Rielly Bill Masterton...
Boston Herald Jun 25, 2014
Tuukka Rask, Patrice Bergeron win awards

Tuukka Rask, Patrice Bergeron win awards

LAS VEGAS — The Bruins may have fallen far short of their goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they nearly hit the jackpot last night during the NHL Awards Show at the Encore Theater.Goalie Tuukka Rask won the Vezina Trophy in his first time as a finalist and Patrice Bergeron won his second Selke Trophy for best defensive forward. Bergeron also was named the NHL Foundation Player Award winner for his work in the community and then beat out Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban to be on the cover of the EA Sports NHL 15 video game.

Bergeron wins Selke; Rask takes Vezina

The Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask both were honored as winners at the annual NHL awards night Tuesday in Las Vegas. Rask won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalie, while Bergeron earned the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the top defensive forward. This is the second time Bergeron has won the Selke; he was a landslide winner, receiving 1,283 points in the voting, including 112 first-place votes. Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara finished second in voting for the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman, behind winner Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Boston Globe Jun 24, 2014

NHL Awards Roundup: Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask Take Home Hardware

The 2013-14 NHL Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday in Las Vegas and the Bruins were well represented, with three members of the Black and Gold finalists for major awards.
Rotoworld Jun 24, 2014

Tuukka Rask named NHL's top goalie - Tuukka Rask (G) Boston Bruins

The Bruins Tuukka Rask took home his first career Vezina Trophy Tuesday, awarded to the NHL's top goaltender.
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Jun 24, 2014

Tuukka Rask wins Vezina, Patrice Bergeron wins Selke on big NHL Awards night for Bruins

The Bruins were well-represented among NHL award winners Tuesday night in Las Vegas, as goalie Tuukka Rask won the Vezina Trophy and center Patrice Bergeron received a number of distinctions highlighted by his second Frank J. Selke Trophy in three seasons. Bergeron also won the NHL Foundation Player Award and finished fifth in Hart Trophy [...]
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 24, 2014

Tuukka Rask Wins Vezina Award, is the best

TUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKK! Tuukka Rask won the Georges Vezina award for Best Goaltender of the year. He's the first Bruin to do so since Tim Thomas did it all in 2011. Yeah, we do alright. Here's the voting breakdown: Rank Name, Team Total Vote Breakdown 1. Tuukka Rask, BOS 103 (16-6-5) 2. Semyon Varlamov, COL 90 (9-13-6) 3. Ben Bishop, TB 32 (1-6-9) 4. Carey Price, MTL 26 (2-3-7) 5. Jonathan Quick, LA 9 (1-1-1) 6. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR 5 (1-0-0) 7. Steve Mason, PHI 3 (0-1-0) 8. Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ 1 (0-0-1) 8. Kari Lehtonen, DAL 1 (0-0-1) Say it with me...

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