Rask allowed three goals on 26 shots Thursday in a 3-2 loss to Carolina in Game 2.
Rask was perfect through the game's first 35 minutes before allowing goals by Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov in an 88-second span. Svechnikov's goal came after a turnover by Rask along the boards and gave the Hurricanes their first lead of the night. Rask saw his playoff save percentage drop to .904 ahead of Saturday's Game 3 clash.
Rask will start Thursday night's Game 2 against the Hurricanes, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
It's presumed that Rask will see the bulk of the action between the pipes for the Bruins during their playoff run, but the fact that the team also played Wednesday due to the postponement of Game 1 left open the possibility that Boston might turn to Jaroslav Halak on Thursday. Rask stopped 25 of the 28 shots he faced in Wednesday's 4-3 double-overtime win over Carolina.
Rask stopped 25 of 28 shots Wednesday in a 4-3 double-overtime victory over Carolina in Game 1.
Rask had to work overtime to earn his first victory of the postseason, lowering his GAA to 2.42 in the process. The 33-year-old was spectacular during the 2019 playoffs, logging a .934 save percentage over 24 starts, and is undoubtedly one of Boston's most important players again in 2020.
Rask will guard the cage during Wednesday's Game 1 against the Hurricanes, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Rask was solid during the round-robin round, registering a .917 save percentage and 2.55 GAA in two starts versus the Lightning and Capitals, but he suffered losses in both of those contests due to insufficient goal support. The 33-year-old backstop will attempt to pick up his first win of the postseason in a tough matchup with a red-hot Hurricanes club that just swept the Rangers during the qualifying round.
Rask and the Bruins saw Tuesday's Game 1 against the Hurricanes postponed to 11 a.m. EDT on Wednesday.
With the game between Tampa Bay and Columbus heading into its fifth overtime period in the same arena, the league was forced to push the second game of the day to Wednesday. Rask was set to start Game 1, and he's expected to still do so even though the game was pushed back. The veteran Finnish netminder performed admirably during the round robin, posting a 2.55 GAA and .917 save percentage in two starts.
Rask will guard the goal during Tuesday's Game 1 versus Carolina, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Rask was pretty solid during the round-robin round, registering a 2.55 GAA and .917 save percentage in his two starts, but he ended up suffering a loss in both of those contests due to insufficient goal support. The 33-year-old backstop will attempt to pick up his first win of the postseason in a tough Game 1 matchup with a red-hot Hurricanes club that just racked up 11 goals during its three-game sweep of the Rangers in the qualifying round.
Rask made 23 saves in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Capitals in the Bruins' final round-robin seeding game.
With the loss, Boston finds itself with the No. 4 seed and will now face Carolina in the official first round of the playoffs. Rask appears ready, however -- after missing the Bruins' first round-robin contest, he's stopped 55 of 60 shots (.917 save percentage) in his last two starts.
Rask will start between the pipes in Sunday's round-robin finale versus the Capitals, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Rask was solid in his round-robin debut Wednesday against Tampa Bay, making 32 saves on 35 shots, but he ultimately suffered his first loss of the postseason due to insufficient goal support. The 33-year-old netminder will attempt to end the round-robin round on a high note by picking up a win in a matchup with a struggling Capitals club that's only scored three goals through its first two round-robin contests.
Rask allowed three goals on 35 shots Wednesday in a 3-2 round-robin loss to Tampa Bay.
Rask looked sharp after sitting out Sunday's round-robin opener, although he kicked out a massive rebound on Tyler Johnson's game-winning goal with 1:27 remaining in regulation. That bounce aside, the 33-year-old looked to be in midseason form and will have three days of rest prior to Sunday's tilt with Washington.
Rask is between the pipes for Tuesday's round-robin matchup with the Lightning, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Rask will be making his first postseason appearance after sitting out the first game versus the Flyers on Sunday. With the Finnish netminder back to 100 percent, he figures to carry the load the rest of the way, including into Round 1 of the playoffs.
Rask (undisclosed) took the ice for Monday's practice session.
Rask was expected to be available against the Lightning on Wednesday, so his return to practice fits well with that timeline. After Jaroslav Halak was shelled to the tune of four goals in Sunday's round-robin matchup with the Flyers, Rask figures to get the start as long as he is fully fit, though the team may not officially name a starter until closer to puck drop.
Rask (undisclosed) is expected to return for Wednesday's contest against the Lightning, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Rask was a bit under the weather over the weekend and missed Sunday's game against the Flyers. The 33-year-old netminder recorded a .929 save percentage and 2.12 GAA during the regular season and is expected to be the team's top goalie during the postseason.
Rask (undisclosed) won't suit up for Sunday's game against the Flyers, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
As a result, Jaroslav Halak will draw the start in net for the Bruins on Sunday, backed up by Daniel Vladar. Meanwhile, the team hopes that Rask will be back on the ice as soon as Monday.
According to coach Bruce Cassidy, Rask didn't practice Saturday because he "wasn't feeling well," Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Rask was expected to start Sunday against Philadelphia, but now that he's not feeling well, the Bruins may opt to play it safe and roll with Jaroslav Halak against the Flyers. Either way, an update on Rask's status should surface prior to puck drop Sunday afternoon.
Rask will tend the goal for Sunday's playoff matchup against the Flyers, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Although Rask split time with Jaroslav Halak during Thursday's exhibition loss to the Blue Jackets, coach Bruce Cassidy has elected to go with his usual starter for Sunday's opener. Through 41 game this campaign, the Vezina Trophy finalist has gone 26-8-6 with a 2.12 GAA and five shutouts. Cassidy did add that he expects Rask and Halak to share time during the round-robin portion of the playoffs, but look for Rask to be the workhorse starting with the second round.
Rask will be in goal for Thursday's exhibition clash with Columbus, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Rask figures to see the bulk of the workload for the Bruins this postseason, though coach Bruce Cassidy could utilize Jaroslav Halak in one of the club's three round-robin matchups in order to keep Rask fresh for a deep run. In 41 appearances this year, Rask has gone 26-8-6 with a 2.12 GAA and five shutouts, earning a Vezina Trophy nomination.
Rask relayed Tuesday that he recently fractured a finger on his glove hand when he slipped while doing a step exercise on a box, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
As a result, the Bruins' top goalie has been sporting a splint on his left ring and middle finger. While the issue is improving, per Rask, it still hurts at times when he catches a puck. On the plus side, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com notes that Rask expects to be 100 percent for the postseason.
Rask (undisclosed) returned to practice Friday, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Rask missed Thursday's session but seems to be good to go. The netminder figures to take the reins between the pipes going forward, though coach Bruce Cassidy could give one of the round-robin games to backup Jaroslav Halak just to ensure he is ready if needed.
Rask (undisclosed) didn't take part in Thursday's practice, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.
Rask left Wednesday's on-ice session early after getting stung by a puck before missing Thursday's practice entirely, but at this point it's safe to assume the Bruins are just being cautious with their star netminder's health. Another update on the 33-year-old Finn's status should be made available once he's able to rejoin his teammates for training.
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.
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