Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins is one of the NHL’s elite goaltenders. He showed why on Thursday night when he made a highlight-reel save on New York Islanders winger Michael Grabner.
Grabner picked up a loose puck flying across the crease and went for a backhand shot. Rask was on the other side of the net but exhibited the lightning-quick reflexes you’d expect from a goalie of his caliber and sprawled to get his paddle in front of the puck before it crossed the goal line.
Rask made 43 saves on the night as the Bruins went on to defeat the Islanders 5-2. For the season, Rask entered Thursday with a record of 20-11-7 and a 2.35 goals against average.
The Bruins improved to 26-16-7 with the win, while the Islanders fell to 32-15-1.
- Katie Brown