2013-14 Season Preview – Vezina Trophy Predictions

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3.  Tuukka Rask

Sep 23, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) keeps his on the puck during the first period against the Washington Capitals at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The “other” Finnish goalie stepped out of the shadow of Tim Thomas with a performance that vaulted him into the upper echelon of NHL goalies last season.  Propelling the Bruins to the Stanley Cup final legitimized that standing.