Boston Bruins: Should the Bruins Use Tuukka Rask More?

December 30th, 2010 by Tony Santorsa Leave a reply »
BOSTON, Mass—Probably the biggest key to success in hockey is having a "hot" goaltender. And when you're in search of that "hot" goalie, it helps when you have two solid netminders.

In Boston's case, Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask are two No. 1 goalies. 

Throughout the first couple months of the season, Thomas has out-played Rask which has led to more playing time. With the limited ice time for Rask, he has been somewhat mediocre compared to his stellar performance last year. 

Rask has a 2-7-1 record with .927 save percentage compared to Thomas' amazing 18-4-3 record with a percentage of .947. Rask hasn't played well, but could it just be the Bruins aren't using him enough? 

Well, it could be. 

All professional athletes need to get into a "rhythm" when they play so they can be consistent; with Rask, his playing time has been up and down. 

Rask has only played in 10 games throughout the year while Thomas has played in 26. Before the season even started, most people would have thought it would have been the other way around; Rusk playing more than Thomas. But, that has not been the case; ...

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