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    BOSTON (CBS) — Lots of people have lots of opinions about lots of hockey players. Some are more valuable and insightful than others. And when the opinions are being offered by the players themselves about their fellow players, it’s a pretty good indication that the opinions are worth valuing. With that, it’s worth noting that some Bruins players ranked highly...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask’s injury didn’t help the Bruins in their quest to win the Cup this past season. And his impending surgery is not going to help at the start of next year’s journey, either. READ MORE: Baseball Report: Phillies Walk-Off Wins With Rask set to go under the knife to repair the torn...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Now that Tuukka Rask has revealed that he was playing through a torn labrum in his hip, the obvious question has become whether or not the goaltender should have gotten all 11 playoff starts for the Bruins. READ MORE: Bill Belichick Volunteers Weather, Travel Arrangements As Potential Excuse For Absence From Patriots Mandatory...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — I’ve said this before, but it always warrants repeating: When you’re in mixed company, never bring up politics, religion, or Tuukka Rask. The conversation will always turn ugly. It may be a silly notion to those outside of Boston, but yes, the best goaltender by many measures in the 96-year history of the...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask played through a torn labrum in his hip this postseason, an injury he said he dealt with all season long. READ MORE: David Krejci Cant See Himself Playing For Anyone But Boston Bruins Rask revealed the extent of his injury on Friday morning over Zoom, two days after he and the...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — As the playoffs wore on, Tuukka Rask wore down. And the Bruins’ netminder may require surgery in the coming offseason. After head coach Bruce Cassidy pulled Rask after two periods of work in Game 5 of the Bruins’ series against the Islanders, it was a question whether Rask would even start in Game...
    BOSTON (CBS) — It will be Tuukka Time once again for the Bruins in Game 6 against the Islanders. Tuukka Rask will be in net for Boston as the Bruins look to stave off elimination Wednesday night on Long Island. “Yeah, he’s starting tonight,” Bruins head coach Cassidy said casually to start his Zoom session after Boston’s morning skate in...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Normally, it wouldn’t be very weird for a starting goaltender to get pulled from a game after allowing four goals on 16 shots. Even if the goals weren’t necessarily the goalie’s fault, a coach will often make a change in net, if nor nothing else than simply the sake of change and to...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask has been arguably the Bruins’ best player during their postseason run. On Monday night in Game 5, he was not. So Bruce Cassidy gave him a seat on the bench for the third period. READ MORE: Brad Marchand Scores Utterly Preposterous Goal To Tie Game 5 Vs. Islanders After Rask allowed...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Despite the four goals allowed by Tuukka Rask on Monday night, the Bruins’ netminder played very well. But he didn’t look great. Rask was laboring at times to get up and move around in the late stages of Boston’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders, leading to some questions about his health status. READ MORE: Cole Buckley, Celtics Fan...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — A staple of the Bruce Cassidy coaching tenure in Boston is a complete lack of hesitancy when it comes to pushing buttons. And after a gut-punch of a loss in Game 2 against the Islanders, it seemed like the Bruins’ head coach was pushing away with regard to goaltender Tuukka Rask. After Rask allowed four...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Physically, Tuukka Rask feels as though he can play 10 more years in the NHL. Mentally, he’s got some more contemplating to do. Rask was a guest on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” on Friday morning, ahead of the Bruins’ second round playoff series against the Islanders. The 34-year-old — whose contract expires whenever the Bruins’ postseason...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask was in vintage form against the Capitals, stopping 159 of 169 shots sent his way during the five-game series win over Washington. READ MORE: Don Sweeney Delivers Injury Updates On Several Bruins The Bruins certainly leaned on Rask in the first round, and they’ll rely on them going forward, as they...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask is one of the best playoff goaltenders of all time. No, really — he is! Look it up in a book. Despite the surrounding narrative on him, he’s been nails in the playoffs for the bulk of his career. So it’s worth noting that Sunday night capped off one of his...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The Washington Capitals started their third different goaltender on Wednesday night in Game 3. The Boston Bruins started Tuukka Rask for the third straight game and for the 96th time of his career. READ MORE: Above Average Hurricane Season Expected This Year, After Record 2020 The matchup was lopsided on paper. On ice,...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Playoff hockey is just a little different than regular-season hockey. Tuukka Rask and Garnet Hathaway provided a reminder of that on Wednesday night. Late in the second period of Game 3 of the first-round playoff series between the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals, Hathaway tried to step to the goalmouth to slip a puck past...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The Bruins won Game 2 against the Capitals in overtime, thus saving Boston from full-blown Tuukka Pandemonium for the next two days. This is Boston, though, so there still be a bit of a Rask Ruckus, or some Tuukka Tumult, or some Netminder Ire, or whatever frivolous way you’d like to describe it....
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Sometimes it’s honestly very difficult to get an accurate assessment of what people in this town think about Tuukka Rask. If you listen solely to sports radio and Twitter, then you’d be convinced that the entire city is convinced that he’s the worst crunch-time goaltender in the history of hockey, that he’s soft,...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask was back to being Tuukka Rask on Tuesday night, stopping all but one shot that the Penguins sent his way in a 3-1 Bruins victory in Pittsburgh. It was one of those games where the netminder led the way for the B’s, earning the team a much-needed win when it comes to the playoff picture....
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask doesn’t look like a goalie who was out for nearly a month with a bad back. Rask stopped everything that went his way in a 2-0 Bruins victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, earning his first shutout of the season. Rask turned away all 32 shots that the Sabres sent at him Tuesday...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask earned the 299th win of his career on Feb. 28. A month and a half later, he finally has No. 300. READ MORE: Match Preview: Revolution Kick Off 2021 Season Against Fire In Chicago Rask returned to the ice on Thursday night for the Bruins after a long layoff due to...
    BOSTON (CBS) — It’s Tuukka Time once again for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask will get the start for Boston in Thursday night’s tilt against the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Rask has been in and out (mostly out) with an upper-body injury for the last six weeks, playing parts of just three games since March 3. But he’ll be...
    BOSTON (CBS) — It sounds like Thursday will be Tuukka Time for the Bruins. Following Wednesday’s practice, Boston head coach Bruce Cassidy said that he is expecting to have Tuukka Rask in net for Thursday night’s game against the New York Islanders. But we’ve heard this a few times over the last week-plus, so Cassidy was quick to add the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins don’t have their No. 1 goaltender back. Not yet at least. They’re hoping that changes quickly. Head coach Bruce Cassidy spoke to the media on Tuesday and said that while Tuukka Rask isn’t quite yet ready to return, the team is hopeful that he can start on Thursday night against the Islanders. “We’re hoping...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Bruins are still without their No. 1 goaltender, and they’re not sure when they’ll get him back. Tuukka Rask aggravated an injury last Thursday, which forced him to leave the Bruins’ eventual overtime loss to the Islanders after just one period. He’s yet to return to game action, and head coach Bruce Cassidy said Monday that...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask made his return for the Bruins on Thursday night, but it did not last long. Rask only played the first period against the New York Islanders at TD Garden, leaving after 20 minutes with what head coach Bruce Cassidy called an “upper-body” injury. Rask hadn’t played since March 7 with back discomfort. READ MORE: Islanders...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Bruins hope to be back in action Thursday night after dealing with a rash of COVID-19 cases on the team. There’s a chance they’ll have Tuukka Rask back in net when the team returns to the ice — and fans return to the stands. Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said that Rask would be a “real...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Bruins hoped to have Tuukka Rask back and ready to go on Thursday night, but the goaltender’s injury is “lingering.” As a result, Rask will miss his second consecutive game. Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy provided that update on Thursday, ahead of the team’s home game against the New York Rangers. Just as he did...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Bruins will be without Tuukka Rask when they take on the Islanders on Long Island. The goaltender was in apparent discomfort on Sunday while skating to the bench late in the 1-0 loss to New Jersey, and he wasn’t with the team for the morning skate prior to Tuesday night’s game. READ MORE: Northeastern University Planning...
    Malcolm Xs childhood home gets historic designation Senate approves Bidens $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan The Boston Bruins have one of the better goalie tandems in the NHL right now and have for several years in the veteran duo of Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak. The defending Jennings Trophy winners have shown no signs of slowing down either; Rask...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Things are going fairly well for the Boston Bruins in 2021. Looking ahead, though, the team has some serious business to consider. Namely, the team needs to figure out how it will fill its goaltending needs beyond this season. READ MORE: No COVID Baby Boom: Massachusetts Saw Nearly 10% Decline In December Births, Data Shows Both starter...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — A goaltender swears to protect the cage in front of which he stands. It is a sacred vow, one that is only broken for delayed penalties, breaks in play, or desperate situations late in games. RELATED: Jaylen Brown Dealing With Tendinitis In His Knee, But Celtics Not Concerned About It Long Term It...
    Firing upheld for officers who mocked Elijah McClain’s death Biden, in Call With Xi, Talks of ‘Unfair Economic Practices’ Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask gets score wrong, tries to leave net for extra attacker vs. New York Rangers Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was in the zone Wednesday night, making 33 saves to defeat the New York Rangers 3-2...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — A quick peek at the box score from Thursday night’s game between the Bruins and Flyers won’t reveal anything spectacular from the home team’s netminder. With four goals allowed on just 26 shots, the stats are actually a bit ugly. Yet that is why the sport is a whole lot more fun than...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Brad Marchand had himself quite the season opener Thursday night, tallying a pair of points and the shootout winner in Boston’s 3-2 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils. But after the game, the Bruins forward was heaping praise elsewhere. For Marchand, the talk of the game was Tuukka. Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask was spectacular in net,...
    Marion Ramsey, Broadway and Police Academy Actress, Dies at 73 Tesla stock tops $800 on ‘blue’ hopes, Wall Street upgrade Bruins Tuukka Rask: I have no intentions of playing for a different team Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask spoke with reporters on Wednesday, including Boston Hockey Now’s Joe Haggerty, for the first time since leaving the bubble to tend to a...
    BOSTON (CBS) — When Tuukka Rask received a phone call that his daughter was not doing well at home, it was an easy decision to leave the NHL bubble in Toronto. But that doesn’t mean it was easy for Rask to leave his team in the middle of the playoffs. Rask abruptly departed the NHL bubble ahead of Game 3...
    Boston Bruins goalkeeper Tuukka Rask made the shocking decision earlier in the year to leave the team amid the playoff push inside the Toronto bubble when the NHL returned over the summer. His decision was met with ridicule from fans who thought the Bruins could have won the Stanley Cup with the goalie between the pipes. On Friday, he explained...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Almost two months have passed since Tuukka Rask left the NHL’s bubble in Toronto during the Bruins’ postseason run. In that time, the goaltender has been the recipient of an avalanche of criticism, but he’s remained out of the public eye. Rask broke his silence on Thursday, though, speaking to the Boston Herald at Shawn Thornton’s charity...
    BOSTON (CBS) — If the Bruins are thinking of training goaltender Tuukka Rask, Boston GM Don Sweeney is doing his best to keep it a secret. On Monday, Sweeney said that Rask remains “a big part” of the Bruins roster going forward. Many fans have been screaming for a Rask trade after the goaltender opted out of the Bruins playoff...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Is Tuukka Rask’s time in Boston over? It’s a question that’s been asked ever since the longtime Boston netminder left the Toronto bubble to be with his family, and it’s one that is sure to continue in the coming weeks and months. According to one report, the Bruins are at least seeking out other teams to gauge...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tuukka Rask’s abrupt departure from the NHL bubble last month further fueled speculation and questions about whether the 33-year-old netminder might walk away from the game this offseason. While the actual existence and specifics of the next NHL season are very much unknown, the Boston Bruins are indeed planning on having their longtime goaltender back in the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — It’s been a slightly busy week for the Boston Bruins. On Saturday, their starting goaltender and Vezina Trophy finalist opted out of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs just hours before Game 3 of the opening round series. The team then went out and won three straight games without him, punching their ticket to the second round of...
    Bruins No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask cited family reasons when he opted to leave the NHL bubble prior to Game 3 against the Hurricanes this past Saturday, but apparently it was a family emergency regarding his daughter. Rask had revealed to WEEI’s Dale Arnold in a text message that he needed to return home to his family because there...
    Bruins No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask cited family reasons when he opted to leave the NHL bubble prior to Game 3 against the Hurricanes this past Saturday, but apparently it was a family emergency regarding his daughter. Rask had revealed to WEEI’s Dale Arnold in a text message that he needed to return home to his family because there was...
    Face masks: in 2020, mask slacking is more partisan than in 1918, historians say It’s a little nerve-wracking: Lunchtime for students looks different amid COVID-19 Roundup: Ja Morant Played Through Pain; Tuukka Rask Chose Family; Cameo Thrived Ja Morant has been playing with a broken thumb ... Cameo is one of the smarter ideas anyone's had in years ......
    Bruins star goaltender Tuukka Rask suddenly opted out of the 2020 playoffs Saturday afternoon, citing family reasons. For NHL players, it was a reminder of just how much they are sacrificing in uprooting their lives to compete in an isolated bubble. Rask announced his decision through an official team statement just hours before the Bruins took the ice against the...
    Bruins star goaltender Tuukka Rask suddenly opted out of the 2020 playoffs Saturday afternoon, citing family reasons. For NHL players, it was a reminder of just how much they are sacrificing in uprooting their lives to compete in an isolated bubble. Rask announced his decision through an official team statement just hours before the Bruins took the ice against the...
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