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Apr 15, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) deflects the puck in the corner during the first period against the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in less than a month, Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask made his return from an extended absence with a home-ice start against the Islanders.

But this time around, the 34-year-old Rask, who has been limited by an upper-body injury since Mar. 7, made it through the entire game on the way to a 21-of-22 victory over New York. The victory came with a notable milestone of sorts for Rask, too, with career win No. 300.

Already the franchise’s all-time leader in wins, Rask became the first Boston goaltender to record 300 wins with the franchise, and just the 37th goaltender in league history to hit the 300-win mark. Rask also became just the 15th goalie to record at least 300 wins with one franchise, and just the fourth Finnish-born netminder to reach that mark.

So, yeah, that’s one heck of an accomplishment.

But Rask wasn’t all that interested in any sort of credit.

Rask is scheduled to have Friday off and return to the net on Sunday afternoon against the Capitals.


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