Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Tuukka Rask named NHL's 1st Star for December

Tuukka Rask named NHL's 1st Star for December

Entering Tuesday, Rask ranked second with a.923 save percentage and sixth with a 2.13 goals against average among goalies who've played at least 25 games this season.

Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by teammae Mathew Barzal #13 after Eberle scored the game winning goal in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings on December 16, 2017 at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The New York Islanders defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in overtime.

For his efforts, Rask was named the NHL First Star of the Month for December Tuesday afternoon. He scored his 10th goal of the season and added an assist to start January on a high note.

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Rask's resurgence has helped Boston secure 22 points over its last 14 games this month, tying the Black and Gold with the Washington Capitals for the most in the National Hockey League. Bailey also recorded seven multi-point performances, highlighted by his first career hat trick December 14 at CBJ. Rask went 9-0-1 last month.

- Five different Bruins scored versus the Isles (Heinen, Marchand, Bergeron, Noel Acciari and Tim Schaller). He yielded two or fewer goals in 10 of his 11 appearances, with the lone exception a 3-2 overtime loss December 16 vs. NYR. Boston has won seven of its last 10 (7-1-2).

Bruins in last 8 games: Lead time: 266:32. The Bruins are led by their dynamic top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, who have combined for 95 points this season. This line up made up for it, though, as Marchand and Bergeron both scored later in the game.

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