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Rask Beats Rangers Again

Bruins backup goaltender Tuukka Rask played in just one NHL game last season, when he shut out the New York Rangers on 35 shots in a 1-0 win back in January. This year, Rask will get much more experience as the probable Bruins backup goaltender, though he still has to earn that job as he competes with former Penguins goalie Dany Sabourin.

Rask was dominant against the Rangers again in the first preseason game Tuesday night, earning the 2-1 victory. A rarity in preseason play, Rask played the full game, notching 31 saves in the win.

The only blemish in Rask’s performance was Christopher Higgins’ third period goal.

The Bruins managed 35 shots during the game, and netted two goals. Zach Hamill scored the team’s first goal in the first period, and Marc Savard added the game-winner in the third.

The B’s next play Wednesday night against the Maple Leafs, who have been in talks with restricted free agent Phil Kessel. Sabourin will start in net against the Leafs as he auditions for the backup goaltender job behind Tim Thomas.

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