Rask refuted earlier reports that he was mulling retirement after the 2020-21 season, telling reporters, "I'm sure we're going to have good conversations with (Don Sweeney) after this season and go from there. But I'm only 34, so it's not too old, might play another year or two and go from there. I don't want to promise anything either way because you never know what's going to happen," Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
While it's certainly encouraging news for the Bruins faithful, the focus for many will be getting back to the Stanley Cup Finals after losing out to St. Louis last year. In 41 appearances this year, the 32-year-old has posted a 26-8-6 record with five shutouts and a 2.12 GAA. If the regular season resumes, the netminder could split time with Jaroslav Halak but figures to be the No. 1 guy if the league goes straight into the playoffs.
Rask may be considering retirement following the 2020-21 season, Matt Porter of the Boston Globe reports.
In his interview, Rask mentioned that he may retire after his contract expires since he wants to spend more time with his family. The 33-year-old Finn is still at the top of his game, recording a 2.12 GAA and .929 save percentage alongside a 26-8-6 record this season. Rask's career .922 save percentage is tied for the best mark of any goalie with at least 300 games played in NHL history.
Rask stopped 36 shots to post his fifth shutout in a 2-0 victory over the Flyers on Tuesday.
It took a rather incredible performance from Rask to end Philadelphia's nine-game winning streak. Rask stopped 29 shots at even strength, five on the power play and then two in short-handed situations. This was his second shutout in the last four games, which has propelled Rask to a league-leading 2.12 GAA. He is also 26-8-6 with a .929 save percentage this season.
Rask will guard the net versus the Flyers on the road Tuesday, Mike Loftus of The Patriot Ledger reports.
Rask was shelled by the Lightning his last time out to the tune of four goals allowed on 24 shots (.833 save percentage). The netminder has already reached the 25-win mark for the seventh straight year but may not get enough starts down the stretch to get to 30. With Rask going Tuesday, coach Bruce Cassidy will give Thursday's road start against Buffalo to Jaroslav Halak.
Rask made 20 saves in a 5-3 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He allowed four goals.
He sharpened his focus as the game went on, but the first period was a challenge. Rask allowed not one, but two shorthanded goals on the same penalty in a 1:02 span. He's 2-3 in his last five games and they've been a study in contrasts. He allowed one goal in the two wins, but 14 in the three losses. It's good for Rask to get this out of his system now, rather than at the start of April.
Rask will guard the home goal during Saturday's game against the Lightning, Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe reports.
Rask has been razor sharp recently, picking up back-to-back road wins over the Islanders and Tampa Bay while posting a superb 0.50 GAA and .978 save percentage. He'll attempt to topple the Lightning again Saturday, but this time he'll be facing them at home, where he's posted an exceptional 14-1-6 record this year.
Rask made 20 saves in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.
Rask has allowed a grand total of one goal over his last two outings (.978 save percentage), both of them road victories, and has now held his opponents to two goals or fewer in an incredible 13 of his last 15 starts. Rask and the Bruins will close out the week with a road tilt against the Panthers on Thursday and a return date at home with the Lightning on Saturday.
Rask will get the starting nod on the road versus Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Rask is coming off a 25-save shutout performance versus the Islanders on Saturday and will get back into the crease versus a Lightning squad that is scoring 3.51 goals per game (second highest in the league). With Rask taking Tuesday's tilt, coach Bruce Cassidy will go with Jaroslav Halak on Thursday in Florida.
Rask stopped all 25 shots he faced in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Islanders.
The veteran netminder wasn't really tested until the third period, when he came up with some big saves as the Bruins protected a 2-0 lead before they were able to pull away. Rask has four shutouts on the season, two of which have come in February, and he closes the book on the month by posting a 6-3-0 record over nine starts with a 1.94 GAA and .929 save percentage.
Rask stopped 26 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Flames.
Calgary also added an empty-net goal. Incredibly, Rask had yet to lose in regulation on home ice this season coming into Tuesday, going 14-0-6 before falling to the Flames, and even his last overtime loss at TD Garden came back on Jan. 2. On the season, the veteran netminder carries a stellar 2.22 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Rask will start Tuesday night's game against the Flames.
Rask will look to bounce back from a rough outing in which he gave up six goals on 27 shots in Saturday's 9-3 loss to the Canucks. Prior to that, he'd won three straight contests, while allowing three goal in that span. It's reasonable to expect the Bruins to put forth a much-improved effort in front of him Tuesday.
Rask gave up six goals on 27 shots in Saturday's 9-3 loss to the Canucks.
Rask was initially allowed to stay in the game after the sixth goal, but Jaroslav Halak relieved the Finn later in the third period. The loss will go to Rask, who dropped to 23-6-6 with his worst game of the year. The 32-year-old has a 2.17 GAA and a .928 save percentage in 36 starts this year. His personal three-game winning streak ended with the brutal outing, but he'll likely get a chance at redemption in the near future.
Rask will get the road start against the Canucks on Saturday, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Rask has been outstanding since the All-Star break, as he's recorded a 6-1-0 record, .959 save percentage and 1.15 GAA. Plentiful offensive support has helped him along the way, although his performance hasn't required it. The Canucks have been up and down lately, too, as they've won two of eight games while averaging 2.5 goals per contest.
Rask stopped 28 shots in a 2-1 overtime victory over Edmonton on Wednesday.
Rask didn't have to face a ton of high-quality scoring chances against an Edmonton team that was without the likes of Connor McDavid, James Neal, Zack Kassian and Oscar Klefbom. The only blemish on his box score was a deflection goal by Sam Gagner early in the third period. Rask has now won six of his last seven starts and he boasts an incredible .956 save percentage since the start of February. Road matchups at Calgary and Vancouver are up next, although it's a safe bet Jaroslav Halak will draw one of those back-to-back assignments.
Rask will be between the pipes on the road versus the Oilers on Wednesday.
In his previous outing versus Detroit on Saturday, Rask gave up just one goal on 26 shots in a winning effort. The netminder has been rolling of late, as he is 4-1-0 with a 1.21 GAA and .954 save percentage in his last five appearances. Even with the strong run of form, the Finn figures to continue splitting time with Jaroslav Halak in order to keep him fresh for another deep postseason run.
Rask will tend the twine for Saturday's home clash with Detroit, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Rask is riding high in his previous five contests, as he is 4-1-0 with a 1.21 GAA and .958 save percentage. The Finnish netminder will take the first game of the Bruins' back-to-back while Jaroslav Halak gets the nod versus the Rangers on Sunday. The two goalies figure to continue sharing the workload down the stretch, though Rask should get the bulk of the work to start the postseason.
Rask allowed a goal on 29 shots in a 4-1 win over Montreal on Wednesday.
Following Rask's fourth win in five starts, his season record stands at 21-5-6. The Finnish-born netminder picked up his second straight win over the Canadiens and was making his third start in goal since Jaroslav Halak went down with an upper-body injury (he's fine now). Boston plays back-to-back games Friday and Saturday, so it's likely Rask and Halak will each get a start on the weekend.
Rask will get the starting nod against the Canadiens at home Wednesday, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Rask took both games of Boston's most recent back-to-back due to an injury to backup Jaroslav Halak and will make his third straight appearance in the pipes. The Finnish netminder went 1-1-0 with a 2.04 GAA and .920 save percentage in those outings. In his previous clash with the Habs, Rask stopped 28 of 29 shots in a winning effort and will be looking for a repeat performance Wednesday.
Rask made 17 saves in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Red Wings.
Detroit's final goal was scored into an empty net. Rask wasn't even supposed to be in the crease for this one after playing Saturday on the front end of a home-and-home against the Wings, but Jaroslav Halak (upper body) was a late scratch, forcing the 32-year-old to handle starts on back-to-back days for the first time all season. Rask played reasonably well given the circumstances, but he didn't get much support in a sluggish afternoon affair. It's his first regulation loss since Dec. 12, and he still boasts a sharp 2.14 GAA and .929 save percentage on the year.
Contrary to a previous report, Rask will start between the pipes for Sunday's game against Detroit.
Jaroslav Halak was expected to start in the cage for Sunday's game and it's unclear why a change was made. Rask will draw a great matchup against the league's worst offense in terms of goals per contest this campaign (2.02).
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