BruinsSenators: 5 from the Second

BruinsSenators: 5 from the Second

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comOTTAWA Here are five thoughts from the second period with the Bruins and Senators locked in a scoreless tie at Scotiabank Place after the first 40 minutes of ho-hum action.1) Bruins are 1-for-12 on the power play with Tomas Kaberle in the fold, and havent scored with the man advantage since the Boston defensemans first game against the Senators at the beginning of their road swing. Cant deny that the Bs are moving the puck better on the PP with much better scoring chances, but theyre just not going in right now.2)Big stop on Jason Spezza during a breakaway bid by Tuukka Rask and then a bit of luck when Bobby Butler rang the right post with a shot from the face-off dot. Rask has 24 saves through the first two periods, but needs to stop wandering so far from the net as he did toward the end of the second period.3)A couple of near misses from the Bruins: including a wide open net that Mark Recchi couldnt pull the trigger on as Zack Smith rushed over to block the shot. Recchi has been great this season, but there was a lot of net to shot at there. Then Zdeno Chara had a puck that came close enough to crossing the goal on the PP that the NHL had to send it to the war room for review. No dice on the goal as Craig Anderson made the save. 4)Four shots on net for Johnny Boychuk through the first two periods in a pretty involved offensive showing.5)Looking more and more like this might not end well for a Bruins team thats dragging their ass a bit, and is playing nip and tuck with an Ottawa Senators team playing with nothing to lose.

Mike Felger: I think Zdeno Chara could be worth two 1st round picks

Mike Felger: I think Zdeno Chara could be worth two 1st round picks

Kevin Shattenkirk was traded to the Capitals for a 1st, conditional 2nd, and a prospect. Mike Felger believes if the Bruins were to trade Zdeno Chara, they might be able to get two 1st round picks.

Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

WASHINGTON - The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues.

Washington sent a 2017 first-round pick, conditional 2018 second-round pick, forward Zach Sanford and minor leaguer Brad Malone to St. Louis in the deal that also sent former Capitals goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley to the Blues.

The teams announced the deal Monday night.

Shattenkirk, 28, is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He has 42 points on 11 goals and 31 assists this season and has 66 goals and 218 assists in 471 NHL games

He counts $4.25 million against the salary cap this season. The Blues retained 39 percent of his salary.

Shattenkirk is a right-handed-shooting defenseman who adds more depth and offense to the Capitals' blue line.