Boston Bruins: Tuukka Rask ranked 2nd best goalie

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 15: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the second period of the game against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden on February 15, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 15: Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the second period of the game against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden on February 15, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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According to the NHL Network, Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is the second-best goalie in the league.

With no hockey on the ice during the month of November, the NHL Network has been releasing their Top 20 list the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, Boston Bruins first-line right wing David Pastrnak was ranked as the second-best wing in the league, and linemate and left wing Brad Marchand was ranked sixth. Last week, Patrice Bergeron was ranked the seventh-best center.

The NHL Network continued their list Sunday night and this time they ranked the Top 10 goalies. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was ranked second, behind Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Last season Rask went 28-8-6 with a 2.12 goals-against average (GAA) and a .929 save percentage (SV%). In the Toronto playoff bubble, Rask went 1-3 with a 2.57 GAA and a .904 SV% before leaving in the middle of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Carolina Hurricanes because of a family emergency.

Rask finished second behind Connor Hellebucyk of the Winnipeg Jets this season for the Vezina Trophy.

For his career, Rask has a 291-158-64 record in 14 years with the Bruins. He won at least 30 games five seasons in a row beginning with the 2013-14 season, which just so happens to be the year he won his only Vezina Trophy.

He has 51 career playoff wins and two trips to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013 and 2019. Boston lost both trips to the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues.

At 33 years old, Rask will begin the 2020-21 season in the final year of his eight-year, $56 million contract. Earlier this year before the NHL paused its season on March 12, he hinted at the possibility of retirement following the end of the 2021 campaign.

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Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Bruins acquired Rask in exchange for Andrew Raycroft in June of 2006 by then-interim GM Jeff Gorton. Whether or not he retires following next season remains to be seen, but regardless, the one thing missing in his resume is winning that elusive championship, something the Bruins hope can happen in 2021.