Practice update: Chara down low again on PP

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Practice update: Chara down low again on PP

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com

VANCOUVER The Bruins got the blood flowing after their cross-country flight from Boston to British Columbia on Monday afternoon, and put in a full day Tuesday afternoon at the Rogers Centre home of the Canucks.Rich Peverley once again donned the Gold jersey and skated with the Patrice BergeronMark RecchiBrad Marchand line, and Shawn Thornton took his rightful place on the Merlot line with Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille. The lines were as follows:
Lucic-Krejci-Horton
Marchand-Bergeron-PeverleyRecchi
Ryder-Kelly-Seguin
Paille-Campbell-ThorntonSo the Bruins lines looked exactly as they did at the end of the Tampa Bay Lightning series, and the power play once again had a familiar look as well.Zdeno Chara was camped down low near the net with Nathan Horton and David Krejci on the first power play unit, and Tomas Kaberle and Dennis Seidenberg manned the two point positions. Mark Recchi, Rich Peverley, Michael Ryder, Tyler Seguin and Milan Lucic all seeing time on the second power play unit along with Andrew Ference and Patrice Bergeron at the point spots, so its anybodys guess who takes the ice on Wednesday night.The Bs PP will need more juice than the 8.2 percent success rate that got them through the first three rounds of the playoffs if theyre going to take down a Canucks team that led the NHL in goals scored and goals against in a magically dominant regular season.

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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.