Boston, MA - The NHL announced today, February 2, that Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has been named Third Star of the Month for the month of January. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and New York Islanders forward John Tavares were named first and second stars of the month, respectively.
Rask only had one regulation loss in the month of January, going 7-1-3, including a shutout performance against the New York Rangers on January 15 where the netminder stopped all 30 shots he saw. Rask appeared in 11 games in January, allowing 18 goals, giving him a 1.64 goals against average. In total, the 27-year-old Finnish netminder made 336 saves on 354 shots last month for a .949 save percentage.
Rask held opponents to two goals or less in nine of 11 games played in the month of January.
In 41 games this season, Rask has compiled a 22-11-7 (two shutouts) record while posting a 2.31 goals against average and .921 save percentage.