Rask, Bruins shut down Senators, 1-0


Rask, Bruins shut down Senators, 1-0

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comOTTAWA The spaghetti-legged Bruins clearly didnt have much left in the tank at the end of their long road trip.Despite the energy-sappingroad fatigue, the Bs managed to scrap for one goal in the third periodand pull off a skinny 1-0 victory Tuesday night over the unrecognizable post-trade deadline Senators at Scotiabank Place.Nathan Horton banged home the game-winner on a rebound right in front of the net while Brad Marchand provided all kinds of traffic, and the Bs put together their first 6-0-0 road swing since their Bobby Orr Stanley Cup-winning squad of 1972."It's about working together; back-checking," said Horton, when asked what the road winning stretch was about. "Doing the little things. Nobody is caring about goals or assists. We care about winning."Patrice Bergeron put the winning goal in motion by cycling the puck in the corner, and firing a pass out to Adam McQuaid at the high point position. The Bs defenseman picked up his third point in the last four games when he fired a long shot into a group of traffic in front of the Ottawa. Marchand tangled with bodies in front and pushed a rebound bid at the Ottawa cage that Craig Anderson was able to stop, but a crashing Horton flicked home the second effort rebound.Tuukka Rask was the fortunate recipient of a Bobby Butler shot off the post in the second period, but he was otherwise solid in a 33-save shutout of the Senators with his best stop coming on a Jason Spezza breakaway bid in the middle 20 minutes.The win improves Rask to 9-11-1 and gives him a personalfour-game winning streak on the season.The Bs had a gigantic penalty kill in the final minutes of the game after Marchand took a holding penalty, but once again were able to hang on for the road victory. Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs

Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season


Trade targets for Bruins as they enter trade deadline season

Joe Haggerty looks at a number of trade possibilities for the Bruins with the NHL deadline little more than a week away

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Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Tuesday, Feb. 21: Leafs turning green

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while spring training is ramping up in a big way down in Florida.

*The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to wear their great, green, old school St. Pat’s sweaters around St. Patrick’s Day this season.

*Jonathan Quick is on the ice and participating in hockey activity, but isn’t quite ready to return for the Los Angeles Kings.

*This is one of the best things you’ll see today with Vladimir Tarasenko making the 11th birthday celebration for a special little girl.

*The Edmonton Oilers could potentially make a lot of moves at the NHL trade deadline, and unsurprisingly, there is quite the call for them to dump Benoit Pouliot after that bad contract they signed him to a couple of years ago.

*Lyle Richardson is predicting the biggest buyers at the 2017 NHL trade deadline and the Bruins are not among the nine teams listed.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle goes 1-on-1 with Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello a wide range of subjects for the Athletic up in Toronto.

*Tommy Wingels continues to fight for inclusion in hockey even as he’s gone from the San Jose Sharks to the Ottawa Senators this season.

*For something completely different: A perfect pool trick shot video will blow your mind and probably get a few pool tables ruined with people trying to recreate it.