NHL.com periodically will be doing a series called "Five Questions With …," a Q&A with some of the key figures in the game today aimed at gaining insight into their lives and careers.
Rask, long considered Thomas' eventual successor in the Bruins' net, consistently has been excellent this season. He has 17 wins, including three shutouts, a .928 save percentage and a 1.95 goals-against average heading into the Bruins' NBC Sports Network Wednesday Night Rivalry game at Prudential Center against the New Jersey Devils (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN).
GAA: 1.95 | SVP: 0.928
He discussed where that comes from and talked a bit about his role behind Thomas, what he's out to do this season and how the Bruins have been playing in front of him of lately in this exclusive Q&A with NHL.com.
Here are Five Questions with … Tuukka Rask:
When you first came to the NHL, the confidence you had and the bravado you showed were impressive. Where does that come from and why do you think you could exhibit it so early in your career?