Rask allowed four goals on 28 shots Wednesday in a 5-2 loss against the Flames. Wednesday's game marked the third time in four starts where Rask has given up three or more goals. On the season, he's posted an .875 save percentage and a GAA of 4.08. While it's still early, the Finnish netminder has not been good thus far and yet has still managed to pick up two wins. He'll likely get the night off Thursday when the Bruins visit Edmonton on the second half of a back-to-back.
Rask will start Wednesday's road game against the Flames. Meanwhile, Jaroslav Halak will get the nod Thursday night against the Oilers. Rask's results have improved in each of his three starts (the last two yielded wins) and working in his favor is that the surging Bruins have outscored their opponents 22-6 over the team's last four outings.
Rask stopped 32 of 34 shots in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Red Wings. Rask's numbers still look ugly due to his disastrous Opening Night performance in Washington (five goals allowed on 19 shots in 27:28), but he won both of his subsequent starts while allowing a total of five goals. Veteran backup Jaroslav Halak is off to a strong start, but there's no goalie controversy brewing in Boston given Rask's last two results.
Rask will guard the net in Saturday's home tilt versus the Red Wings. Rask will get an early season breather, as Jaroslav Halak takes the crease for Thursday's matchup with Edmonton. It has been a difficult start to the year for Rask, as he is 1-1-0 with a 5.52 GAA and .840 save percentage. Still, it's way too early to write off the Finn, and a matchup against the modest attack of the Red Wings is a goo chance for him to get back on track.
Rask faced 31 shots Monday, allowing three goals in a 6-3 win over Ottawa. The Finnish-born netminder got back on track after a disastrous first start of the season that saw him allow five goals on 19 shots before being pulled. Rask was his usual self Monday and should continue getting the majority of starts for the Bruins.
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