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Tuukka Rask brings past into present

Bruins goalie learned from 2010 playoffs loss to be better prepared this season

Updated: August 28, 2010, 9:59 PM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

One could make an argument that Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask should've been a Calder Trophy nominee for NHL rookie of the year last season.

The 23-year old seized the No. 1 goaltending spot from incumbent and 2008-09 Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas en route to a brilliant rookie campaign in which he went 22-12-5 and led the NHL in goals against average (1.97) and save-percentage (.931). He also carried his team to within one game of the conference finals in the playoffs, going 7-6 with ...

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