Off The Post: Bruins Fall to Blues in Overtime, Tuukka Rask Interview

Off The Post: Bruins Fall to Blues in Overtime, Tuukka Rask Interview – After a Game 2 loss to the St. Louis Blues, Tuukka Rask talked about what he and his team needed to do to have success in Game 3 in St. Louis. Low and behold it worked and the Bruins won the game 7-2 and now have a 2-1 series lead. Rask spoke with Russ Cohen after the game.

Off The Post: Bruins Fall to Blues in Overtime, Tuukka Rask Interview

Tuukka Rask was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs with the 21st overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Before seeing the ice for the Leafs, he was traded to the Boston Bruins in 2006. This would go on to be considered one of the worst trades in Maple Leafs history as Rask would go onto become one of the premier goalies in the NHL.

Rask made his NHL debut in 2007. His rookie cards appear in 2007-08 hockey sets. Collectors can find his Upper Deck Young Guns rookie card in 2007-08 Series 2 Hockey. Rask would play behind former Vezina Trophy Winner Tim Thomas in his first few seasons before grabbing the reigns as a starter after the 2012-13 lockout.

Since the lockout, Rask has been the primary netminder for Boston. He won the Vezina Trophy in 2014, and has the most games played, wins and shutouts in playoff series-clinching games for a Bruins goaltender in franchise history. As a top celebrated goaltender in the NHL, collectors can find Rask’s cards throughout Upper Deck’s entire hockey catalog. Look for him in 2018-19 sets including O-Pee-Chee Platinum, Engrained, ICE, SPx and many more!

Off The Post: Bruins Fall to Blues in Overtime, Tuukka Rask Interview – Tuukka Rask Career Playoff Stats

NHL Playoffs career statistics
Goalie Stats Scoring
Season Age Tm Lg GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA G A PTS PIM
2009-10 22 BOS NHL 13 13 7 6 36 409 373 .912 2.61 0 829 6 .462 0 96 1.61 0 1 1 0
2012-13 25 BOS NHL 22 22 14 8 0 46 761 715 .940 1.88 3 1466 17 .773 0 78 12.76 0 0 0 0
2013-14 26 BOS NHL 12 12 7 5 0 25 348 323 .928 1.99 2 753 7 .583 1 81 5.76 0 1 1 2
2016-17 29 BOS NHL 6 6 2 4 0 15 187 172 .920 2.24 0 402 3 .500 0 101 -0.12 0 0 0 0
2017-18 30 BOS NHL 12 12 5 7 0 33 339 306 .903 2.88 0 687 5 .417 2 111 -3.17 0 0 0 0
2018-19 31 BOS NHL 20 20 14 6 0 39 635 596 .939 1.91 2 1225 17 .850 0 73 14.27 0 0 0 0
Career 6 yrs NHL 85 85 49 36 0 194 2679 2485 .928 2.17 7 5362 55 .647 3 90 0 2 2 2
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/3/2019.

Here is a look at some of Tuukka Rask’s cards as he talks about Boston’s game two overtime loss with Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.

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Russ Cohen is the author of several top-selling sports related books.

Baseball’s Best Rookies
Numbers Don’t Lie: Mets: The Biggest Numbers in Mets History
100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters
100 Things Rangers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
“Strike Three!” – A Player’s Journey through the Infamous Baseball Strike of 1994
The Winter Classic: The NHL’s Savior
The Philadelphia Flyers: Images of Sports
Pioneers of Baseball

Russ Cohen

Russ Cohen is an accomplished writer for www.sportsology.info and radio host for the Sportsology Radio Network and covers multiple sports including writing specifically about the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. He has numerous articles published on NHL.com and other team websites as well as Slam, CSNPhilly.com and FoxSports.com. Some of his articles have appeared in Canadian Sports Collector, Goalie News, New England Hockey Journal, The Hockey News, Beckett Hockey, Blueshirt Bulletin, NHL Publications and he has a monthly column in Center Ice Magazine that is distributed to every amateur hockey rink in the Pennsylvania. Russ has been asked to be a guest on several radio shows as a respected and valued expert on sports and has extensive AM radio experience including Hockey Prospect Radio on NHL Network Radio for the last 14 years, plus TSN 1050 and Sportstalkny WLIE 540 AM.
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