Rask gets the nod vs. Rangers

Rask gets the nod vs. Rangers

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Tuukka Rask gets the call for the Bruins on Saturday afternoon a week after a mercurial appearance against the Toronto Maple Leafs that ended with Rask and Dennis Seidenberg at odds after a Keith Aulie goal that made it 5-1.Rask gets a chance to shake off that game by starting against the New York Rangers after being the first goaltender out of the chute at TD Garden for the pregame skate, and improve on career numbers of .944 save percentage and 1.76 goals against average against the Rags in four appearances against them.Rask is 5-1-1 in his last seven games, and will go against Henrik Lundqvist, who leads the NHL with 10 shutouts this season. Sean Avery will be back in the lineup for the Rangers after several healthy scratches in his last four games, and the lineup will be the same for the Bruins.That means healthy scratches for Steve Kampfer and Daniel Paille for the third straight game.

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.