BruinsRed Wings: 5 from the First

BruinsRed Wings: 5 from the First

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Here are five thoughts from the first period of Bruins and Red Wings with Detroit taking a 2-1 lead over the Bs after the first 20 minutes at TD Garden.1)David Krejci has a goal and three assists in the two games since Claude Julien called him out a bit and basically said it was about time to get things going. Krejci has done just that, and was the right guy in the right place for a Bs power play goal that they badly needed prior to the end of the first period. Krejci was in the slot area when Milan Lucic battled for a loose puck near the right post, and fed a perfect pass to the Bs center as Jimmy Howard was out of position scraping for the puck.2)Not a lot of skating or effort in that first period by the Bruins particularly the first half of the period when they struggled to get their skating legs underneath them. Not shocking that they were outshot 12-7 in the period.3)Danny Cleary had a couple of shots on net and a goal, and was incredibly active in the first 20 minutes. The Wings managed to survive when he was down and out with injuries, but hes a difference-making in a playoff kind of way when hes healthy.4)Tuukka Rask was S-H-A-K-Y to start things off in the first period. The Todd Bertuzzi goal was a bit of an odd-man rush, but Rask still got a very good look at the shot and should have stopped it from rattling in. He managed to collect himself and avoid Claude Juliens hook, but he needs to tighten things up and not allow any more goals if the Bruins hope to come back. He like the rest of the team looked like he wasnt ready to start tonights game.5)Steve Kampfer had the fewest minutes of ice time (5:07) in the first period among Bs defensemen, and it looks like the Bruins scaled back a bit with their 22-year-old rookie in his first game against the team he rooted for as a kid growing up in Michigan. Might have been a few jitters for this one.

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.