When Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas won the Stanley Cup and then fled the NHL into a self imposed exile, Boston fans were left wondering the future of their goaltending.
Luckily backup Tuukka Rask always shined when he took duties from Thomas, but would he be able to take his game to the next level? Was he ready to be a premiere, starting goaltender.
Well it’s been 2 years since Thomas left and at the halfway point of this season, the Boston Bruins and Tuukka Rask are in contention of receiving the William M. Jennings award. The hockey award for an NHL team that has the fewest goals against.
As it stands right now at the halfway mark of the season, Boston is tied with Los Angles for the fewest goals against at 89 goals allowed. However, Los Angles has played 1 more game, but anything can happen over the next 42 games. The race will be tight, but Boston could prove they are a force to reckon with in net.
Let’s see how the rest of the season plays out.