Claude Julien Sees a Better Tuukka Rask This Season, Feels Like Bruins Have Two No. 1 Goaltenders


The Bruins may have a two-time Vezina Trophy winner and a playoff hero as their starting goaltender, but they also have a backup who would start on most other NHL teams.

Tim Thomas has started the Bruins' first two games of the 2011-12 season, but head coach Claude Julien has already admitted that Tuukka Rask will see a heavier work load this season as the B's try to keep the 37-year-old Thomas fresh.

Julien said he's seen a better Rask heading into this season, and he considers both him and Thomas to be No. 1 goaltenders.

Rask said that he's just practicing hard, and that he's ready and anxious to get into the rhythm of playing some games.

To hear more from Julien and Rask, check out the video above from NESN Daily.

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