Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was named the NHL’s No. 3 star for the month of January on Monday.
The league also announced that Washington Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin was the No. 1 star and New York Islanders center John Tavares was the No. 2 star.
Rask led all goaltenders with a .949 save percentage and a 1.61 goals against average, along with a 7-1-3 record in 11 starts. His best performance of the month came in a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Jan. 29 in which he made a season-high 43 saves.
Rask’s stellar play in January helped the Bruins make up ground in the Atlantic Division standings and solidify a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference after an up-and-down start to the season.
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