But he can't rest easy. Coach Claude Julien said as much after the Bruins' last game, a shootout win over the Florida Panthers that gave Boston a four-game winning streak. Rask had just matched a career-high with six straight starts and looked primed to wrestle the title of No. 1 netminder away from Tim Thomas.
However, Julien wasn't ready for any anointments.
"He's been a good," Julien said of Rask. "But again, he's a young goaltender, and those are a lot of games in a row for him to play for us. He did a great job and he's got a couple weeks, like everybody else, to rest here.
"When we get back to work, we'll see what we're going to do. I'm not going to stand here and say he's a shoo-in. We'll evaluate that situation and make that decision then."