Bruins honor retired goalie Rask after injury ended career
After a 15-year career in which he etched his name on the Stanley Cup and the Vezina Trophy, Tuukka Rask is focusing now on avoiding the rink. If I have to go and spend my days at hockey rinks, so be it. A two-time All-Star, and the winner of the 2014 Vezina as the NHL’s top goalie, Rask announced his retirement last month after a setback in his attempt to come back from a torn labrum in his hip.news.yahoo.com
Bruins goalie Rask ending comeback, announces retirement
Bruins Rask Hockey FILE - Boston Bruins forward Tuukka Rask (40) plays during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. Rask is signing a prorated, $1 million contract for the rest of the season with the Boston Bruins, according to a person with knowledge of the move. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File) (Jeffrey T. Barnes)BOSTON — (AP) — The winningest goaltender in Boston Bruins history is calling it a career. Citing an inability of his body to respond after his recent return to the ice following offseason hip surgery, Tuukka Rask announced his retirement from NHL on Wednesday. But the Bruins fell in two of his next three starts with Rask allowing 12 goals. I will miss everything that comes with representing the Boston Bruins,” Rask said in his statement.wftv.com
Rask return, Pastrnak hat trick help Bruins beat Flyers 3-2
Flyers Bruins Hockey Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) shoots past Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) for his second goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (Charles Krupa)BOSTON — (AP) — David Pastrnak scored a hat trick, Tuukka Rask made 24 saves in his return from hip surgery and the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Thursday night. But he was mostly idle early as the Flyers didn’t get a shot on goal for the first nine minutes. Brad Marchand, who assisted on Pastrnak’s second goal, had a hat trick Wednesday night in a 5-1 win over Montreal. The only shot Philadelphia got on net was a slow bouncer that Rask scooped up despite a tip in front by James van Riemsdyk.wftv.com
Marchand has hat trick, Bruins beat Canadiens 5-1
Canadiens Bruins Hockey Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) picks up a hat from the ice after scoring his third goal of the game during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) (Mary Schwalm)BOSTON — (AP) — Brad Marchand skated around the ice, waiting for the cleanup crew to gather up the hats tossed over the glass to celebrate his fifth career hat trick. “The hat speaks for itself," Marchand said on Wednesday night after recording his fifth career hat trick in a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins home game was moved up, with the hope that capacity restrictions in Canada will be eased by March. It was still a three-goal lead seven minutes into the second when Marchand started the Bruins on a short-handed break and then finished it by crashing the net on the rebound for his fifth career hat trick.wftv.com
Rask agrees to 1-year deal to return to Bruins goal
Bruins Rask Hockey FILE - Boston Bruins forward Tuukka Rask (40) plays during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. Rask is signing a prorated, $1 million contract for the rest of the season with the Boston Bruins, according to a person with knowledge of the move. Its next scheduled game is Friday night; the NHL Bruins are scheduled to play Montreal on Wednesday night and Philadelphia on Thursday night. "For us as players when you have a team like the Bruins, basically a bunch of us have grown up together. ___AP Sports Writer Kyle Hightower and AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno contributed to this story. ___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
AP Source: Rask agrees to deal to return to Bruins goal
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, because the deal had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File) (Jeffrey T. Barnes)BOSTON — (AP) — Goalie Tuukka Rask is signing a prorated, $1 million contract for the rest of the season with the Boston Bruins, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Rask, 34, was a free agent who remained unsigned while he recovered from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. ... For us as players when you have a team like the Bruins, basically a bunch of us have grown up together.wftv.com
Rask close to return with Bruins, signs with Providence
BOSTON — (AP) — Goalkeeper Tuukka Rask is inching closer to a return to the Boston Bruins, signing a professional tryout agreement with AHL Providence on Thursday. Rask, currently a free agent, has spent 14 seasons with the Bruins. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said the 34-year-old Rask has been cleared to play and will start Friday when Providence hosts Lehigh Valley on Friday. Rask said he expects to play two games in Providence before working out a contract to return to the Bruins. Cassidy said he spoke with Ullmark and Swayman in October about the possibility of Rask making a return.wftv.com
Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis
Brock Nelson scored twice in another big second period by New York, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 6-2 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year.
Barzal scores late, Islanders beat Bruins 4-1 in Game 4
Game 5 is Monday night in Boston, with Game 6 back at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday night. Varlamov stopped a slap shot by Connor Clifton 8 1/2 minutes into the period, and one by David Pastrnak with 8:15 left. Barzal scored for the second straight game after going scoreless for the first eight games of the postseason. The Islanders challenged for goalie interference, but it stood after a review, putting the Bruins on another power play. BRUINS LINEUPD Brandon Carlo missed the game after leaving Game 3 early in the third period following a hard it from te Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck.wftv.com
Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3
Bruins Islanders Hockey Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) celebrates with Charlie McAvoy (73) and other teammates after Game 3 during an NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the New York Islanders Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II)UNIONDALE, N.Y. — (AP) — Brad Marchand scored 3:36 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Thursday night in Game 3 to take the lead in the second-round playoff series. It left Boston with five defensemen. it was his second goal of the postseason and came on Boston's second shot on goal. LINEUP CHANGESmith returned to the Bruins' lineup after missing the last game due to a lower-body injury sustained in the second period of Game 1.wftv.com
Cizikas' OT goal lifts Islanders past Bruins 4-3 in Game 2
Islanders Bruins Hockey New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) is congratulated by teammates, including Kyle Palmieri (21), after scoring against the Boston Bruins in the second period of Game 2 during an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Monday, May 31, 2021, in Boston. Josh Bailey, Kyle Palmieri and Jean-Gabriel Pageau all scored in the second period — with a little help from the Bruins — as the Islanders rallied from a 1-0 deficit to take a 3-1 lead. Tuukka Rask made 38 saves in his 100th career playoff game, and Charlie Coyle scored Boston’s other goal. The Bruins game featured nothing more than obscene chants. OUT ... AND ABOUTBruins forward Sean Kuraly left the game with about five minutes left in the first period after taking a stick to the neck from Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy.wftv.com
Cizikas' OT goal lifts Islanders past Bruins 4-3 in Game 2
Casey Cizikas scored on a breakaway with 14:48 gone in overtime and Semyon Varlamov returned to the net to make 39 saves to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins and knotting their second-round playoff series at one game apiece.
Pastrnak has hat trick as Bruins blast Islanders 5-2
Islanders Bruins Hockey Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) and center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrate their victory over the New York Islanders in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Saturday, May 29, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (Elise Amendola)BOSTON — (AP) — David Pastrnak got his second career playoff hat trick, David Krejci had four assists and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Saturday night in the opening game of their second-round playoff series. Tuukka Rask finished with 20 saves as the Bruins kept most of the action at the other end of the ice, outshooting the Islanders 40-22. Sorokin stopped Pastrnak twice on one-timers from in close in the first period, but couldn’t hold off the Bruins’ sharp-shooter as he got his second career playoff hat trick. The Islanders had been able to match the Bruins through the first two periods despite the wide offensive disparity.wftv.com
Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Capitals to even series
Bruins Capitals Hockey Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal with defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (48), right wing David Pastrnak (88) and center Brad Marchand (63) during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals Monday, May 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — (AP) — Brad Marchand scored 39 seconds into overtime after teammate Taylor Hall tied the game late in regulation, and the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Monday night, tying the East Division first-round playoff series at a game apiece. Marchand was Boston's OT hero in a game in which he made more noise for taking post-whistle penalties than producing. The Capitals and Bruins are certainly no strangers to it. ___Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SWhyno___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportswftv.com
Rangers beat Bruins 4-0 in Panarin's first game back
New York Rangers' Chris Kreider celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON – Chris Kreider scored his team-leading 14th goal, Artemi Panarin had an assist in his first game back since leaving the team, and the New York Rangers beat the Boston Bruins 4-0 Saturday to halt a three-game losing streak. Ryan Strome, Pavel Buchnevich and K’Andre Miller each had a goal for New York, which lost 4-0 in Boston on Thursday. The Rangers called the story about Panarin fabricated and designed to intimidate him for his political views against Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also robbed Kreider’s two close chances on a Rangers power play midway into the second.
Pastrnak's 3 goals lead Bruins past Flyers 7-3 at Lake Tahoe
The Bruins' high level of play matched the picturesque setting with the lake and snow-covered mountains in the background. Joel Farabee, Sean Couturier and James van Riemsdyk scored for the short-handed Flyers, who have six players on the COVID-19 list. AdThere were plenty of goals as well, starting with Pastrnak’s 34 seconds into the game. The Flyers responded with two goals and took the lead when Couturier came out of the penalty box and took advantage of McAvoy’s broken stick. There were even more on Sunday, including some waving Flyers flags and others with Bruins paraphernalia.
Ovechkin returns, scores in OT as Capitals beat Bruins
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Washington. In his first game since Jan. 19, Ovechkin scored in overtime to help the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 Saturday night in a showdown between the top teams in the NHL’s East Division. After Ovechkin missed the previous four games because of COVID-19 protocols, the high-scoring forward showed his career-long flair for the dramatic by beating Tuukka Rask with a perfect shot 28 seconds into overtime. “It was fun,” said Ovechkin, who also had an assist while being eased back in with 14 minutes of ice time. The Capitals beat the Bruins for the 17th time in 19 regular-season games dating to 2015.
Familiarity breeds respect among NHL East playoff teams
TORONTO, ONT Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper took exception to the Columbus Blue Jackets being referred to as a blue-collar team. Is that a positive or a negative? Cooper said Monday, a day before his Eastern Conference second-seeded Lightning open the first round of the NHL playoffs against the seventh-seeded Blue Jackets. Thats in the history books forever, Cooper said, noting how both teams have made various changes to their lineups. Id call them a really good team.Familiarity is breeding respect among the East opponents entering the first round. The Islanders hold a 5-2 playoff series edge over Washington.
NHL awards regular-season trophies for season cut short
Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Boston's David Pastrnak share the Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy the league announced Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)Since the NHL is planning to go straight to the playoffs, it's handing out a handful of trophies for the regular season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Not long after unveiling a 24-team right to the playoffs format, the league on Thursday announced the winners of its regular-season awards. Although Ovechkin was stopped short of a ninth 50-goal season, his ninth goal-scoring title extends his NHL record. The benefit and the curse of a bye, I suppose.___For more AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports