How Tuukka Rask’s technique tweak is paying off

Tuukka Rask can get across quickly to stop one-timers or snapshots.
Tuukka Rask can get across quickly to stop one-timers or snapshots. –USA Today Sports/Marc Desrosiers

On Nov. 13 at Denver’s Pepsi Center, as Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla circled out of the left corner, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask faced a decision. Rask could have dropped into reverse VH (vertical horizontal), leaning his right shoulder into the strong-side post with his lead pad down on the ice and right foot tucked inside the pipe, playing the percentage that his ex-teammate would fire a puck on goal.

Instead, Rask stayed on his feet. It was the right decision.

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