VIDEO: Bruins goaltending future arrives early with Rask

Starting the season behind reigning Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas on the Bruins depth chart meant Tuukka Rask was unlikely to see a lot of ice time this season. But both Boston and Thomas have struggled at times this season, opening the door for the 23-year-old native of Savonlinna, Finland. And he has made the most of his opportunity.

Rask is battling superstar netminder Ryan Miller for the best goals-against average in the league and currently sits fourth in save percentage behind Miller, Tomas Vokoun and Evgeni Nabokov. Elite company for a young man who only played one NHL game last season.

But in the first game back after the Olympic break Rask aggravated a previous knee injury and has not played since. Prior to the injury, Rask had established himself as the Bruins’ No. 1 goalie, starting seven straight games and only losing one in regulation. Rask is once again ready for action and if Boston hopes to make the post-season they need the Finn to return to the stellar form he has shown all year.

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Ryan Kennedy caught up with the Bruins rookie netminder as he reflected on his season and prepared for the stretch run.

REPORTER: Ryan Kennedy | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper

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