Feb 12, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT
Rask, 26, was pegged by many to be the starter prior to the tournament, but he said he was unsure how the coaching staff would juggle playing time between himself, Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen and San Jose’s Antti Niemi — even suggesting all three would get a game during the preliminary stage.
Against Austria, though, it’ll be Rask in goal with Lehtonen backing up. That puts Niemi in the No. 3 spot to begin the tournament.
Rask has been his usual stellar self for the Bruins this year, winning 25 games while posting a .928 save percentage and 2.11 GAA.
Following the Austria game, the Finns play Norway before wrapping up group play with a huge tilt against Canada on Sunday.
- Wild, Coyle agree on five-year contract extension 0
- The Flyers ‘have Mason’s back’ 9
- Postponed: NHL to reschedule Sens-Leafs in wake of Ottawa shootings 15
- NHL monitoring situation in Ottawa 21
- Lawyer: ‘Mr. Voynov never hit the woman’ 32
- NHL on NBCSN: Hungry Flyers set sights on rival Penguins 29
- Video: Raanta shuts out flat Flyers in emergency start 5
- Video: Flyers’ Jones lays out Smith, called for charging 14
- Video: Islanders’ Hickey cut after taking a skate to the face 2
- (Video) McKenzie: NHLPA ‘entirely on board’ with Voynov suspension 9
- Source: Lucic fined $5k for gesture vs. Habs (Confirmed) (121)
- Updated: Kings’ Voynov arrested for domestic assault, suspended indefinitely (78)
- Video: Bruins’ Lucic gestures to Habs fans after late penalty (59)
- Babcock: ‘Price definitely initiates contact’ in disallowed Datsyuk goal (56)
- ‘It’s stupid': Tempers flare after Kesler’s late charge on Granlund (54)