2014 Award Winner: BEST Bruins Player (Runner-Up)

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Tuukka Rask

Nominated for: BEST Bruins Player

Tuukka Rask 100 Legends Way Boston MA

#40: Goaltender

Has won one Stanley Cup championship (2011 with Boston) ... Has an 8-7 record in NHL shootouts (18 goals allowed on 52 shots) ... Has faced four career penalty shots, three regular season and one playoff (one goal) ... 2011-12: Allowed two goals or fewer in 12 of his complete games ... Had three shutouts - 3-0 vs. Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 8-0 vs. Florida on Dec. 23 and 9-0 over Calgary on Jan. 5 ... The Dec. 13 and 23 shutouts came in consecutive starts, which were the first back-to-back shutouts of his career and encompassed a career-best 170:26 shutout span ... Had a career-best seven-game win streak from Dec. 10-Jan. 16 with an 0.93 goals against average and .970 save percentage in that stretch ... Faced the team's only penalty shot against, stopping Winnipeg's Chris Thorburn on Jan. 10 ... Played his 100th NHL game on Feb. 17 at Winnipeg ... Dressed as backup for 40 games ... Missed 19 regular season and five playoff games to injury ... 2010-11: Matched his career-best with a four-game win streak from Feb. 17-Mar. 1 ... Had two shutouts, a 4-0 win vs. Florida Nov. 18 and a 1-0 win at Ottawa Mar. 1 ... Faced one penalty shot, allowing a goal to NY Islanders' Frans Nielsen on Dec. 9 ... Faced 30-or-more shots in 20 of his 25 complete games including 41 shots each Nov. 11 vs. Montreal and Nov. 18 vs. Florida ... Dressed as backup for 53 regular season and 25 playoff games. ... 2009-10: Led the NHL with a 1.97 GAA and .931 save percentage ... Was the first Boston goaltender with a GAA below 2.00 since 1998-99 and his 1.97 was the lowest by any Boston netminder since 1938-39 ... Had five shutouts on the season - 2-0 on Oct. 31 vs. Edmonton, 4-0 on Dec. 30 vs. Atlanta, 3-0 on Feb. 7 in Montreal, 4-0 on Mar. 23 in Atlanta and 1-0/OT in New Jersey on Mar. 30 ... Had a seven-game point streak from Nov. 19-Dec. 10 (6-0-1) and six-game point streaks each from Feb. 4-13 (4-0-2) and Mar. 30-Apr. 10 (5-0-1) ... Started a career-best seven straight games twice - from Feb. 4-Mar. 2 (4-1-2) and Mar. 30-Apr. 10 (5-0-1) ... Faced his first career penalty shot Mar. 23 in Atlanta, stopping Colby Armstrong ... Dressed as backup for 34 games ... Missed three games to injury ... Went 7-6 with a 2.61 GAA and .912 save percentage while playing in all 13 post-season games ... Became just the second goalie in league history to assist on an overtime goal (Dominik Hasek) with a helper in double overtime Apr. 21 vs. Buffalo ... Stopped his first career playoff penalty shot, an attempt by Philadelphia's Ville Leino on May 12 ... Played his first NHL playoff game Apr. 15 at Buffalo (2-1 loss) with his first career playoff win a 5-3 victory in Buffalo Apr. 17 ... 2008-09: Spent most of the season with Providence/AHL with a 33-20-4 record and 2.50 GAA in 57 games ... Tied for second in the AHL in wins ... Played in all 16 Providence playoff games as the AHL Bruins advanced to the Eastern Conference Final ... Recalled on three occasions to Boston - Jan. 10 (dressed as backup for one game); Jan. 12-13 (dressed as backup for one game); and Jan. 26-Feb. 2 (1-0-0 in one game played, dressed as backup for three games) ... Played his lone NHL game of the season with his first career shutout in a 1-0 performance vs. New York Rangers on Jan. 31 ... Dressed as backup for five Boston games ... 2007-08: Played most of his first pro season in Providence/AHL with a 27-13-2 record (fifth in the AHL in wins), 2.33 GAA and .905 save percentage in 45 AHL Bruins games ... Recalled on four occasions to Boston, from Nov. 5-11 (dressed as backup for three games), Nov. 15-18 (dressed as backup for two games), Nov. 19-Dec. 15 (2-1-1 in four games, dressed as backup for ten games) and Jan. 5 (dressed as backup for one game) ... Played his first NHL game and earned his first NHL win with a 4-2 victory in Toronto on Nov. 20 ... Won his first two Boston games ... Faced 30+ shots in each of his three complete games ... Dressed as backup for 16 Boston games ... Europe: Played two seasons with Ilves in Finland's top league with a 30-26-17 record and 2.14 goals against average in 79 games over that span ... Tied for the league's seventh-best goals against average in 2005-06 at 2.09 and had the fifth-best GAA in the league in 2006-07 at 2.38 ... International: Played for Team Finland in three World Junior Championships - 2005 (2-3-0 record in five games), 2006 (4-2-0 record in six games) and 2007 (2-4-0 record in six games) ... Was named the Tournament's top goaltender and to the All-Tournament Team in 2006.

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Susan R. on July 28, 2014

Awesome goalie!

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Laura S. on June 8, 2013

The B's are in the Stanley Cup Final because of Tuukka!

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Elle L Rose on June 6, 2013

#goalielove

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Paul G. on November 12, 2010

he has more saves then the 2 goalies on the soccer field

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