Rask turned away 35 shots in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Buffalo. Rask is 13-4-1 on the season, but just 3-3-1 in his last seven starts. He's been great, though -- his mates managed just five goals total in those four recent losses. Heading into Saturday's game, Rask had rung up a 1.64 GAA and .939 save percentage. Those are Vezina-quality numbers. Use him well.
Rask will be the road starter in Saturday's matinee against the Sabres, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports. Rask was a hard-luck loser in his last start, as the Flyers were able to get the best of him in the shootout sequence Tuesday. His upcoming opponent from Buffalo may be sitting in the cellar of the Atlantic Division with 23 points, but second-year phenom Jack Eichel has dropped four points (three goals, one assist) in two games since returning from a high-ankle sprain, and the Sabres secured wins in each of those contests. Rask has been phenomenal with 12 wins and a 1.64 GAA in 17 outings this season, but don't underestimate a hungry Sabres team. If you want alternatives to Rask, there's 11 more goalies on this busy slate.
Rask stopped 19 of 21 shots during Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers. Rask didn't pick up the win, but he's been downright special through 17 appearances. A 12-4-1 record to go along with a 1.64 GAA and .938 save percentage is the definition of a hot start. There's no reason to second-guess starting the Finnish netminder as he works toward a career-best campaign.
Rask will field pucks from the Flyers as the road starter Tuesday evening, Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe reports. This month, Rask has gone 8-4-0 with a sparkling 1.75 GAA and .933 save percentage. His backup, Anton Khudobin, has only made three starts this campaign, yet 13 netminders have logged more playing time than Rask this season. Of course, part of that can be attributed to a soreness issue at the beginning of the season. The Flyers put five goals on the Flames on a win Sunday, so Rask will try to cool them off.
Rask turned away 30 of 31 shots in Sunday's win over the Lightning. It was the first win in three outings for Rask, who advances to 12-4-0 on the season with a .940 save percentage. The 29-year-old was outstanding Sunday and rebounded after surrendering three goals in each of his last two outings. He's having a stellar season thus far and should be in your lineup whenever he's in the crease for Boston.
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