4. Tuukka Rask
There’s no Boston athlete currently better at his position in his respective sport than the Bruins netminder, who since New Year’s Day 2013 (including the postseason) leads the NHL in shutouts (11), goals-against average (1.92), and save percentage (.934), while tying Chicago’s Corey Crawford in wins with 52.
Tasked with replacing Tim Thomas between the pipes in 2012, in the 2013 postseason he matched Thomas’ otherworldly .940 goals-against from the 2011 Stanley Cup run and bested his goals-against average 1.88 to 1.98, falling just 76 seconds short of forcing a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals. (minimum 40 games played for the averages)