Bruins' Rask makes desperation blocker save to rob goal

Thomas Williams
Hockey writer
Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask robbed Buffalo Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues of a sure-fire goal. (Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Sometimes a certain type of goaltender doesn’t even need a stick to make a highlight-worthy save.

Boston Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask was able to strip a potential goal from Buffalo Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues on Thursday. He did it all without a stick and in complete desperation.

At first, it seemed like the easiest goal the Sabres forward will ever score in his NHL career, but the sprawling Rask was able to grab the puck out of the air with his blocker hand.

With half of his body still facing the other direction, Rask outstretched his paw to preserve the 3-1 lead.

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It’s even more impressive from a few more angles.

Shades of a former Boston goaltender that led the team to a Stanley Cup in 2011.

The Bruins defeated the Sabres 3-2, giving them a 14-3-5 record on the season. Prior to this matchup, Rask posted a .930 save percentage and a 2.06 goals against average.

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