Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped a lot of shots on his way to the Vezina Trophy last season — 1526 to be exact.
None of them were fired by a cannon — although it seemed like P.K. Subban was shot from a cannon when he scored his spirit-crushing goal off Rask in Game 2 of the Bruins-Canadiens series.
Rask accomplished the feat (sort of) of stopping a puck from a cannon during a charity hockey game in Tampere, Finland.
While Rask stood in goal, he faced some vintage artillery that was positioned on the blue line.
The cannon was fired and Rask made a glove-side save, complete with pyrotechnic help and an "exploding" puck. Then, wearing No. 69, he skated across the ice and flipped in an empty-net goal.
The above video was shot from the stands and another fan posted this image afterward.
According to one Redditor, Rask skated skated a defenseman for most of the game and then played goalie for the third period.
More photos are available at the Finnish site Jatkoaika.
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