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Boston Globe Feb 27, 2015

Tuukka Rask Misses Morning Skate, Questionable Due to Illness

Tuukka Rask has undertaken an exhausting workload over the past two months, and it appears the goaltender will finally get some rest – though not for the best of reasons.

With Rask ill, Bruins recall goalie Smith

The Boston Bruins on Friday recalled goaltender Jeremy Smith from Providence of the AHL. Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters in New Jersey that goaltender Tuukka Rask was sick and there was a chance he would not play Friday against the Devils. Smith will be eligible to play if needed, or serve as Niklas Svedberg’s backup if Rask does not play. Smith, 25, has played in 26 games for the P-Bruins this season, posting a 14-8-4 record, a 2.

Heavy burden not wearing on -- or wearing down -- goalie Rask

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Goaltender Tuukka Rask doesn’t need daily affirmation to know that he’s healthy, well-rested and ready to play the majority of the Boston Bruins' remaining regular-season games. The Bruins entered Thursday in position for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, only two points ahead of the Florida Panthers, who hosted the Chicago Blackhawks. Boston has 22 games remaining in the regular season, and Rask should play nearly all of them.
Boston Herald Feb 25, 2015
Borges: Tuukka Rask just rolls with punches

Borges: Tuukka Rask just rolls with punches

Tuukka Rask wouldn’t go so far as to say he felt fine last night because, well, after standing between the pipes for at least a portion of 18 straight games and 27 of the past 28, how fine can you really be feeling?
Boston Herald Feb 24, 2015
Newly discovered wasp named after Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Newly discovered wasp named after Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

BOSTON — There's a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.A Boston-area researcher who was part of a team that discovered a new species of wasp in Kenya has named the insect Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski in Rask's honor.The Boston Globe reports that Robert Copeland, an entomologist at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi who grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, named the wasp after Rask to show his admiration for the player.
Second City Hockey Feb 22, 2015

Blackhawks vs. Bruins game thread: Part 2

The 'Hawks trail the Bruins 2-1 after 20 minutes. Join us to discuss the middle frame. After about 18 minutes of all-Bruins hockey, the Blackhawks finally found a bit of luck at the end of the period, notching a power play goal with just 1.4 seconds remaining in the period. Patrick Kane took a shot from the left dot, which was re-directed by Jonathan Toews for the score. It just cut the lead in half, as they still trail 2-1, but they will also start the 2nd period with 1:59 of power play time as well, after Tuukka Rask inadvertently slashed Kris Versteeg following the 'Hawks goal. Discuss...
Boston Herald Feb 21, 2015
Bruins Notebook: No rest for Tuukka Rask

Bruins Notebook: No rest for Tuukka Rask

ST. LOUIS — Tuukka Rask could use a night off. How he gets one at this point is anyone’s guess.The team has seemingly lost confidence in regular backup Niklas Svedberg and Malcolm Subban got yanked last night in his NHL debut, a 5-1 loss to the Blues.For the second time in 10 days, Rask had to come on in relief when he thought he’d had the night off. After the game, coach Claude Julien acknowledged the situation, but he didn’t have any immediate solutions.
St. Louis Game Time Feb 20, 2015

Taco Time!!!.......Oh Wait.

Blues score 5 unanswered to add to Bruins slide. After a lackluster performance in Tuesday nights game against Dallas, the Blues got some help in breaking out of their daze. The Bruins started Malcolm Subban, giving the rookie his first career start, and resting the almost unbeatable Tukka Rask who had played in 24 of the last 25 games for Boston. St. Louis came into the game 17-4-2 against the East this year and seeing a rookie net minder only helped. The first period, though, was anything but a normal Blues period. Boston came out flying, drawing a penalty a minute and a half in and...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Feb 19, 2015

Claude and Peter and Cam, the three cowards

Wow. Totally shocked that the worst team in the east (and only Buffalo is worse) wasn't a gentle enough sacrificial lamb for Subban to get his first game. The front office is terrified right now. And of course theres a report floating around that if this team limps into 8th or 9th decides whether the front office sticks around for another year. Let's hope Charlie Jacobs has the inside track on a good GM if that happens. Plenty of good ol' boys floating around that would love a chance to ruin a historic team like Boston. Oh, and with Rask in net they didn't even beat Edmonton. First 5-game...
Edmonton Journal Feb 19, 2015

Hockey World ‘Short Shifts': Struggling Boston Bruins forced to lean heavily on goalie Tuukka Rask

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?
Boston Herald Feb 19, 2015
Bruins drop marathon shootout

Bruins drop marathon shootout

EDMONTON, Alberta – The Bruins had a disastrous start last night against the lowly Oilers, rallied ferociously over the final 26 minutes to get to overtime, then lost in a marathon shootout.Edmonton defenseman Martin Marincin, the 24th shooter of the shootout, was the only one to score — with a fluky shot past Tuukka Rask — giving the Oilers a 4-3 win and the Bruins their first five-game losing streak since Feb., 2010. It was the longest shootout in B’s history.
Boston Herald Feb 19, 2015
Bruins Notebook: Tuukka Rask gets call in goal

Bruins Notebook: Tuukka Rask gets call in goal

EDMONTON, Alberta — The mystery was solved when pregame warmups commenced 35 minutes before last night’s game. Despite all the anticipation that rookie goaltender Malcolm Subban would make his NHL debut against the Oilers, coach Claude Julien opted to go with Tuukka Rask in the Bruins’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Oilers.
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Feb 17, 2015

Bruins should be smart with Malcolm Subban

If this callup for Malcolm Subban is a “showcase,” it had better not have anything to do with this season. Subban is a goaltending prospect, which means you can flip a coin as to whether he’€™ll be a Vezina winner or just another guy, but he’€™s a highly regarded prospect nonetheless. Tuukka Rask is signed […]
Edmonton Journal Feb 17, 2015

Athletic Subban plays like a third defenceman

Will the just-recalled Malcolm Subban, P.K.’s younger brother, play in the Boston Bruins’ net for his NHL coming-out party at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rexall Place against the 29th-place Edmonton Oilers? Or do the struggling Bruins need the two points so badly after losing four straight, coming off a game where they blew a 3-0 lead in Calgary and lost to the Flames in overtime with two seconds left, that they stick with their big horse, Tuukka Rask, and throw Subban into the deep end against the St. Louis Blues or Chicago Blackhawks?
Rotoworld Feb 17, 2015

Tuukka Rask blows 3-0 lead in OTL to Calgary - Tuukka Rask (G) Boston Bruins

Tuukka Rask had a 3-0 lead after 20:50 of play, but Calgary would not go quietly into that good night. Forging a come back, and a victory for their fans.

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