Tuukka's time has come

Young goaltender has used rookie season to make a statement

Updated: March 26, 2010, 7:31 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- It's that time of the season when a goalie can make or break a team's run to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

There are nine games remaining in the regular season and the Bruins are clinging onto a postseason berth. It has become clear Bruins coach Claude Julien has decided to lean on rookie netminder Tuukka Rask down the stretch.

The 23-year-old Finnish native has played in the last eight games (seven starts) and has posted a 4-3 record during this stretch, including ...

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