With Tim Thomas taking his leave of absence from the team to bunker down in anticipation of the impending doomsday that he believes is well on its way, the Bruins will be putting all of their trust in Tuukka Rask.
This is not the first time that Tuukka will carry a full-season load for Boston. He started 45 games in the 2009-10 season, winning 22 of them and while posting a solid GAA of 1.97. He helped lead the team to a playoff berth, where the Bruins would historically lose four straight games to the Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Backing up Rask will be Anton Khudobin. Khudobin has appeared in only one game for the Bruins, a 3-1 victory over the Senators this past April, but has been one of the few bright spots for their minor league affiliate in Providence since they acquired him from the Minnesota Wild in 2010.
While the Bruins' goaltending depth is not as solid as it was going into last season, it is still better then the majority of the teams in the league. Provided Rask remains healthy, I do not foresee any major issues between the pipes.