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Rask showered with gifts including Metallica drum set for milestones

Drummer Ulrich sends congratulatory message, goalie given haul of presents

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Rask honored for 500th NHL game

PIT@BOS: Bruins honor Rask for 500th NHL game

The Bruins honor Tuukka Rask after having played in his 500th NHL career game prior to their tilt against the Penguins

  • 07:23 •

Goalies and drummers both need quick hands. Safe to say Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask qualifies.

On Thursday the team honored Rask for his 500th career game and becoming the Bruins all-time career leader in wins earlier this season, showering him with gifts, including one pretty unique one.

Rask, a huge fan of the band Metallica, was gifted a replica drum set of the kit drummer Lars Ulrich uses on tour.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: A special night for the winningest goalie in #NHLBruins history.@tuukkarask | #Tuukka500

Ulrich also took time out to record a congratulatory message for Rask, shown at the end of the video of full of Rask's former teammates and members of the organization.

In addition to the drum set, his teammates presented him with a custom engraved bottle of wine and a watch.

Bruins president Cam Neely brought out a silver stick for Rask while NHL Senior Director of Operations Kay Whitmore gave Rask a commemorative crystal.

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