Bruins sink Islanders with offensive burst, 6-3

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Bruins sink Islanders with offensive burst, 6-3

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com

UNIONDALE, N.Y. The Bruins needed to break a three-game losing streak, and they did just that by picking on the ultimate NHL slump buster: the New York Islanders. The Bruins managed to pour on the offense and fully support Tuukka Rask with six goals from all four Boston lines and a power play goal to boot in a 6-3 thrashing of the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.Blake Wheeler fought back against the trade rumors with a goal just 1:52 into the game, and both Mark Recchi and Gregory Campbell followed with goals in the first period of a blowout. Tyler Seguin, Milan Lucic, Blake Wheeler and David Krejci all had multipoint games for the Bruins in a solid road win against a team playing out the string.The Isles fought back in the second period with a pair of goals from Jon Tavares and Josh Bailey against a rusty Tuukka Rask, but Seguin banged home his 10th goal of the season on a nifty cross-ice pass from Shawn Thornton. Seguins score gave Boston its first set of rookies with 10 goals (Seguin and Brad Marchand) since 1992-93 when Steve Heinze, Joe Juneau and Ted Donato all went over 10 goals.Seguins score also chased Isles rookie goalie Nathan Lawson from the game. Milan Lucic capped things off with a power-play score at the end of the second. The Lucic goal was set up by a brilliant kick pass by Krejci right in front of the New York net.That was it for the scoring as the Bs effectively closed out the Islanders in the final period, and set themselves up for a potential two-game sweep in the first half of their longest road stretch of the season if they can handle the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on Friday night. Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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What we learned: Bruins 2, Sharks 1

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Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading after watching the Boston Celtics take a hard pass on the Boogie. 
 
-- Bob McKenzie sits in with the good folks at TSN 1200 Ottawa sports radio and talks a little Claude Julien of the Montreal Canadiens

-- The Avalanche youth movement is set to begin as quickly as March 1, as Colorado may move some of its veteran players at the trade deadline. 
 
-- Ryan Johansen got snubbed in his return to Columbus for the first time as a member of the Nashville Predators. That’s too bad, but it’s also not exactly Wayne Gretzky returning to the Edmonton Oilers for the first time. 
 
-- The price tag for Kevin Shattenkirk is in and it includes a top prospect and a first-round pick, along with another piece, for a rental defenseman. That should be far too rich for the Bruins’ blood. The B's were already intent on avoiding the rental market ahead of the trade deadline, and the steep price -- even for a potentially useful short-term acquisition like the puck-moving Shattenkirk -- should make that even more of a certainty. 
 
-- Ken Campbell asks whether hockey agents have gone too far in chasing after prospective prospects before they even enter their teenage years. 

 -- Bobby Ryan has a hand injury that’s going to sideline him, another piece of bad luck for the Senators forward. 
 
-- For something completely different: On President’s Day, it seems only natural to go through the favorite Presidents in the history of the Marvel Universe.