BruinsDevils: 5 from the Second

BruinsDevils: 5 from the Second

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comNEWARK Here are five thoughts from the second period with the Bruins and Devils tied at 1-1 at the Prudential Center following 40 minutes of irrelevant hockey.1)Johnny Boychuk was a bit shaken up after a collision with Milan Lucic behind the Devils net in the second period, but appeared to shake it off later in the period. Thats the last thing the Bruins need with Game 1 against the Habs staring them in the face on Thursday night.2)Bruins were outshot 10-1 in the second period. Looks like the compete level is going into hiatus until they see a Canadiens sweater.3)Four shots on net apiece for Rod Pelley and David Clarkson after two periods of play. I never thought Id see that sentence never mind type it.4)Tuukka Rask with 23 saves over the first two periods and had a couple of magnificent double-stack jobs amid some pretty heavy pressure from New Jersey in the second period. Will be interesting to see if Rask gets any action during the postseason run by the Bs.5)Rich Peverley leads the Bruins with two hits. I never thought Id type that sentence either.

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.