Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 19: Goaltender Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on November 19, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Hopes are high for the Boston Bruins this season and the team’s goalie should be one of the biggest reasons. Tuukka Rask holds a distinct honor in Bruins’ history. Rask has played 103 total games with Boston, and he’s the franchise’s leader in save percentage. Rask has a save percentage of .926, which is .005 better than Tim Thomas, who’s No. 2 on the list. Rask has received 2,831 career shots on goal, and he’s allowed just 209 for goals. He has a 2.20 goals against average during his five-year career. On Saturday night, the Rangers shot the puck 21 times at Rask’s goal, and the Boston goalie saved 20 for a .952 save percentage.
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