BruinsIslanders: 5 from the Second

BruinsIslanders: 5 from the Second

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comUNIONDALE, N.Y. Here are five thoughts from the second period with the Bruins leading the New York Islanders by a 2-1 score at Nassau Coliseum after 40 minutes of play.1)The Bruins finally got a 5-on-3 to snap the power play drought at 0-for-21. It was a sweet little seam pass from David Krejci to Zdeno Chara at the top of the right faceoff circle, and Chara ripped away for his 12th goal of the season. More boos when it was announced as Charas goal. 2)What a player Matt Moulson has turned into over the last couple of seasons. Moulson created New Yorks goal at the end of the second period when he picked Patrice Bergerons pocket, hit Jon Tavares with a pass and then scored goal no. 29 of the season after he crashed the front of the net.3)The Bruins have won 29 of 43 face-offs against the Islanders, and Patrice Bergeron, Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell have all dominated in the dot area tonight.4)Tomas Kaberle looked a little more relaxed after the power play finally produced on a 5-on-3, and picked up his second assist as a member of the Bruins on Zdeno Charas power play strike.5)Two assists for David Krejci as the Bs top line continues to pile up the points over the last few weeks, and appears to be exactly the kind of unit that the Bruins will be able to hang their hats on in the playoffs. That line has 39 points in their last 11 games, and has been a dominant force throughout that time.

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.