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Watch: Tuukka Rask Stops Puck Fired from Cannon (Sort Of)

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped a lot of shots on his way to the Vezina Trophy last season ó 1526 to be exact.

None of them were fired by a cannon ó although it seemed like P.K. Subban was shot from a cannon when he scored his spirit-crushing goal off Rask in Game 2 of the Bruins-Canadiens series.

Rask accomplished the feat (sort of) of stopping a puck from a cannon during a charity hockey game in Tampere, Finland.

(Photo Mikko PylkkŲ)

While Rask stood in goal, he faced some vintage artillery that was positioned on the blue line.

The cannon was fired and Rask made a glove-side save, complete with pyrotechnic help and an "exploding" puck. Then, wearing No. 69, he skated across the ice and flipped in an empty-net goal.

The above video was shot from the stands and another fan posted this image afterward.

According to one Redditor, Rask skated skated a defenseman for most of the game and then played goalie for the third period.

More photos are available at the Finnish site Jatkoaika.


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