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The Bruins dress 50-year old Bob Essensa as a backup

With Tuukka Rask exiting Saturday afternoon’s game against the Rangers early due to dehydration, the Bruins decided to dress a 50-year old Bob Essensa and put him on the bench to backup Niklas Svedberg. Of course this was an act of desperation and to avoid the lunacy that happened a few weeks ago with the Florida […]
Via The Majors National
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston G Rask leaves game early in 2nd

BOSTON (AP) Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has left Saturday's game against the New York Rangers 10 seconds into the second period for an unknown reason. Rask skated over to the bench, spoke with coach Claude Julien and headed down the runway to the dressing room. He was replaced by backup Niklas Svedberg with the Bruins ahead 3-0. The team hasn't made an announcement on Rask's status.
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Slippery slope for the Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have now dropped their last four games at the most inopportune juncture of the season. The Bruins, who are currently sliding in and out of the final Eastern Conference Wild Card playoff spot have taken four GIANT steps back this past week. After their latest loss, a 5-3 romping at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightening on Sunday evening, the Bruins will be left on...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tuukka Rask makes absurd diving save

The Boston Bruins earned one point in the standings Saturday night, and they have Tuukka Rask to thank. The B’s were tied with the Florida Panthers late in the third period, but Florida looked like it was about to take the lead when the puck found the stick of a wide-open Dave Bolland in front of the net. Bolland tried to jam it home, but Rask dove backwards and somehow got his...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Tuukka Rask Handle the Heavy Workload of the Boston Bruins?

Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins saves a shot by Nikita Kucherov #86 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during a shootout at TD Garden on March 12, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeat the Lightning 3-2. (Mandatory Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Playing 28 out of the last 31 games, Tukka Rask can’t expect significant rest anytime soon in the home stretch of the 2015...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Capitals Notes: Tuukka Rask Makes 36 Saves; B’s Offense Shut Out

Tuukka Rask did all he could to give the Boston Bruins a chance to secure at least one point from Sunday night’s game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. The Bruins’ No. 1 goaltender made 36 saves on 38 shots for a .947 save percentage. Rask made 10 saves in the first five minutes, including an impressive sequence in which he made three consecutive saves in...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Takes On Charlie Moore In Fishing, Bubble Hockey (Videos)

Tuukka Rask is a very competitive guy on the ice. Off the ice, he’s no different. The Boston Bruins goaltender took a break from his day job of catching pucks to try his hand at catching fish with NESN’s Charlie Moore. The two wasted little time getting down to business, as the Mad Fisherman showed Rask the ropes in his domain. It didn’t take long for Rask’s intensity to...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Makes 39 Saves In Excellent Performance Vs. Senators

The Boston Bruins didn’t play well over the final two periods of Tuesday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators. Luckily for the B’s, Tuukka Rask thwarted nearly every scoring chance the Senators created to secure a 3-1 win and two much-needed points in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Senators earned 49-24 advantage in shot attempts and a 32-14 edge in shots on...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Tough loss to Canucks

A hard fought game on both ends ended up with the Boston Bruins receiving a loss. The Vancouver Canucks won this one 2-1 in regular time. This surely didn’t represent which team dominated the game, that being the Bruins. The Bruins were only out-shot in the first period, a period that ended even at 1-1. The final shot total was 41-28 Bruins. The Bruins also dominated at the face...
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston researcher names new wasp species after Tuukka Rask

The Bruins may be struggling on the ice this season but all is not lost for Tuukka Rask. The Bruins goaltender is having another solid season between the pipes and now he’s on the receiving end of a very, um, unique honor – with his own insect species named after him. Robert S. Copeland, an Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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