Lundqvist, Rangers shut out Bruins, 3-0

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Lundqvist, Rangers shut out Bruins, 3-0

BOSTON -- The Bruins out-shot the Rangers 42 to 20 on Tuesday night at the TD Garden, but it was Henrik Lundqvist's who stood on his head, leading New York to a 3-0 win over Boston.

The Rangers scored two goals in the first period, and entered the third period with that 2-0 lead thanks to a power-play goal from Ryan Callahan midway through the first, and a late first-period goal from Ryan McDonagh with 11.8 seconds left in the period.

Callahan's was a whole lot prettier than McDonagh's though, as he finished a smooth passing play that began from the left corner. The Rangers then quickly threw the puck from point-to-point, where Marian Gaborik sent a pass from the left point down to Michael Del Zotto at the lower-left circle. Del Zotto then put a pass out front to Callahan, who was battling for position with Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. Callahan won the battle and tipped Del Zotto's pass into the open net for the 1-0 Rangers lead.

McDonagh just threw a prayer on net in the final seconds of the opening period, as he intercepted a Patrice Bergeron pass up to the half wall. McDonagh got the puck and quickly wristed a shot at the area of the net, and it re-directed off Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and into the goal for a 2-0 Rangers lead.

The Rangers added a third goal, not even three minutes into the third period, as Artem Anisimov finished a 2-on-1 from the right side as he lifted a snap shot over the blocker of Tim Thomas for a 3-0 Rangers lead, and essentially, ending any hopes of a Bruins comeback.

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.