Post Tagged with: "Tuukka Rask"

The Maple Leafs and John Ferguson Jr. let one get away when they traded Rask to Boston. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2013-2014 Boston Bruins: How The Team Was Built

Since Peter Chiarelli became the general manager of the Boston Bruins in the summer of 2006, he has worked tirelessly to build the championship core that has been to the […]

by · January 25, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Patrice Bergeron may still be one of the best two-way centres in the game today. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

The Bruins and the false belief in the third period surge

By Mike Miccoli It almost felt like we had been there before. We have, actually. Last spring. The Bruins were down 4-2 in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs […]

by · January 15, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Road To Sochi: Jori Lehtera Lone Blue to Represent Team Finland

Road To Sochi: Jori Lehtera Lone Blue to Represent Team Finland

With goaltenders Tuukka Rask, Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen finding their ways to the Finnish Olympic roster, chances are that other teams will struggle to score when playing Sweden’s neighbor […]

by · January 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Olympics, St Louis Blues
The Maple Leafs and John Ferguson Jr. let one get away when they traded Rask to Boston. (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Sochi Olympics: Goaltending the Great Equalizer

Decision time is drawing near for Olympic rosters to be announced for the Sochi 2014 Olympics.  There is a deadline of January 7 put in place by the IIHF where […]

by · January 3, 2014 · 2 comments · Olympics
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Tuukka Rask Gets Number 20 in Bruins Win

The Boston Bruins’ 5-0 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night meant a little something more than just another tally in the win column.

For Reilly Smith, who scored twice in the third period, it was the game where he gained the lead in goals scored for the Bruins with his 14 tallies. For the team itself, thanks to Smith’s two scores, it was the first time since December of 1929 that a Bruin has scored at least two or more goals in seven straight games. For Tuukka Rask, the 33-save shutout was enough to earn him his 20th win of the season, a milestone he has only hit once before in his NHL career.

by · December 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
James van Riemsdyk fights for position in front of Boston's Tuukka Rask(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Maple Leafs Legacy at the World Junior Championships

If you ask any athlete, it’s an honour to play or compete for your country. For hockey players, that means playing in one of three tournaments – the Olympics, the […]

by · December 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship
Carl Soderberg's dual-position eligibility makes him all the more attractive as a potential sleeper pick. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

How Many Bruins Can They Lose?

As the Boston Bruins touched down Sunday evening in Boston, having completed a four-game road trip with games in Toronto, Ontario; Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia, they […]

by · December 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
Carl Soderberg's dual-position eligibility makes him all the more attractive as a potential sleeper pick. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Bruins Battling Bangs and Bugs

The list of ailing players for the Boston Bruins continues to grow as the Bruins are battling bangs and bugs. When the Bruins hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden […]

by · December 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, Injury Report
Patrice Bergeron may still be one of the best two-way centres in the game today. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Bruins Bullet News Nov 29

After their worst performance of the season against Detroit on Wednesday, the Bruins bounced back with a win over the New York Rangers this afternoon.  With the win, Boston stretched […]

by · November 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
New York Rangers: November 25th – December 1st

New York Rangers: November 25th – December 1st

With the second month of the season coming to a close, the New York Rangers have found themselves moving in the right direction. They are currently sitting in third place in the Metropolitan Division, only six points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for first.

by · November 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Rangers
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The New Expectations for the New Era Boston Bruins

Expectations, much like the Boston Bruins, have changed greatly. It’s not just about staying in games anymore, it’s about playing a full-60 minute battle that showcases the skill and grit of the roster. It’s not about just winning games anymore, it’s about winning games decisively. It’s a sharp contrast to where the team was years ago, but hey, win a Cup and get back to the final within two years of each other, and that happens.

It’s not about being a playoff contender, it’s about being a Cup favorite. Things change. Expectations become higher.

by · November 22, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins
(Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)  Rask will always haunt the Leafs.

Are the Bruins in Danger of Burning Tuukka Rask Out?

The Boston Bruins are on a roll as of late, winning six of their last seven, and it’s no secret that the stellar play of Tuukka Rask in net is […]

by · November 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins