Haggerty: Tuukka Rask At The Forefront Of Vezina Trophy Discussion

View Comments
Tuukka Rask makes a save against the Rangers. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Tuukka Rask makes a save against the Rangers. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

WBZFM_Bio_Toucher_Rich Toucher and Rich
Read More

Boston Bruins
Upcoming Games

Buy Bruins Tickets Full Schedule
Sunday Dec 21
vs. Sabres
Tuesday Dec 23
vs. Predators
Monday Dec 29
vs. Red Wings
Bruins Central
Shop for Bruins Gear
Buy Bruins Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries



BOSTON (CBS) – Your Boston Bruins are 12-2 (including 12 in a row) since returning to action from the Winter Olympic break and through their efforts have climbed atop the Eastern Conference standings and currently hold the NHL’s best record at 49-17-5.

None of which would be possible without the outstanding goaltending from Tuukka Rask this season.

The 26-year-old Finn is top five in nearly every goaltending category, and in a winning streak where defensive breakdowns and odd-man rushes have resulted in the benching of Matt Bartkowski and Torey Krug, it’s been the goalies – particularly Rask – that have carried the load.

“If there’s one thing that still needs to be fine tuned it’s the young guys on defense. They’ve been good, but you’re talking about goaltenders in Chad Johnson and Tuukka Rask whose save percentages have been at .950 and above during this winning streak. Tuukka Rask has been amazing in some of these games and that’s really covered for some of the breakaways and really nice chances that have been given up.”

According to Joe Haggerty, Rask has played himself into the Vezina Trophy conversation – an award given annually to the league’s best netminder.

“[Rask’s] numbers have been off the charts during this winning streak. He’s put himself at the forefront of the Vezina Trophy discussion with the way that he’s played lately.”

The Bruins return home tonight to face Montreal after a three-game road trip, and Haggs says Rask might have to “steal” the game and continue to dominate between the pipes in order to keep the streak alive.

Listen below for the full discussion:


View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,543 other followers