Tuukka Rask Catches Puck With Blocker Hand To Make Insane Save Against Sabres


  • When Marc-Andre Fleury robbed the Maple Leafs with an insane glove save on Tuesday night, we thought it might end up being the best save of the season.
  • Two days later, we have to question if it was even the best save this week.
  • That’s because Tuukka Rask submitted his own “save of the year” candidate for consideration on Thursday night as the Bruins took on the Sabres. With Boston holding onto a two-goal lead and Buffalo on the power play in the third period, Evan Rodrigues had a golden opportunity to cut that lead in half as a rebound opportunity rolled to him with Rask out of position.
  • Rodrigues had plenty of net to shoot at and he let one rip. It felt like it was going to be a sure goal.
  • But then Rask did this:

  • After losing his stick in the chaos, Rask made a desperation lunge back across the crease and managed to grab the shot with his blocker hand.
  • Yes, his blocker hand. I
  • t sounds ridiculous because it is.
  • That save would end up being a a pivotal one, as the Bruins would go on to win by a final score of 3-2.
  • Had Rask failed to make the insane save, overtime likely would have been in the cards.
  • When asked about the highlight after the game, the Bruins goaltender basically said he couldn’t even believe it himself.
  • Tuukka Rask said his save on Rodrigues was tougher to shake off than a bad goal because he’s not used to making saves like that.
  • Said he didn’t even want to look at the replay.
  • All Rodrigues could do was offer a tip of the cap.

“It’s arguably the save of the year,” said the Sabres forward, via Joe Yerdon. “You just tip your hat but yeah, that was something else.”

  • It seems that this one might be tough to beat moving forward, but we also said that two days ago.
Sources & Credits: Pete Blackburn, CBS Sports
NHL Highlights | Sabres vs. Bruins – Nov. 21, 2019

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