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A sign of Tuukka Rask’s strong play

Tuukka Rask
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Tuukka Rask

The Bruins’ continued strong play tends to overshadow the greatness of Tuukka Rask. The 26-year-old is having his best season yet -- and that’s saying a lot. He could become just the 12th goaltender in NHL history to have at least three seasons with a goals-against average of 2.00 or less while playing in at least half of his team’s games. He’d be the first in more than 40 years and just the third in the last 73 years.

FIVE

Clint Benedict

1.99 in 1923-24, 1.91 in 1925-26, 1.42 in 1926-27, 1.70 in 1927-28, 1.49 in 1928-29

Alec Connell

1.12 in 1925-26, 1.49 in 1926-27, 1.24 in 1927-28, 1.43 in 1928-29, 1.86 in 1934-35

Terry Sawchuk

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1.99 in 1950-51, 1.90 in 1951-52, 1.90 in 1952-53, 1.93 in 1953-54, 1.96 in 1954-55

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1.15 in 1928-29, 1.98 in 1930-31, 1.76 in 1932-33, 1.68 in 1935-36, 1.80 in 1937-38

FOUR

Lorne Chabot

1.46 in 1926-27, 1.74 in 1927-28, 1.52 in 1928-29, 1.80 in 1934-35

Charlie Gardiner

1.85 in 1928-29, 1.73 in 1930-31, 1.85 in 1931-32, 1.63 in 1933-34

George Hainsworth

1.47 in 1926-27, 1.05 in 1927-28, 0.92 in 1928-29, 1.95 in 1930-31

John Ross Roach

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1.96 in 1927-28, 1.41 in 1928-29, 1.89 in 1930-31, 1.88 in 1932-33

Roy Worters

1.90 in 1925-26, 1.66 in 1927-28, 1.15 in 1928-29, 1.61 in 1930-31

THREE

Jacques Plante

1.86 in 1955-56, 2.00 in 1956-57, 1.88 in 1970-71

Dave Kerr

1.91 in 1935-36, 1.95 in 1937-38, 1.54 in 1939-40

Tuukka Rask

1.97 in 2009-10, 2.00 in 2012-13, 1.89 in 2013-14*

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* Through Nov. 27