With all due respect to the Sabres, the Bruins were lucky they were playing the Sabres.
It took a come-from-behind effort after a sloppy showing for the Bruins to eke past the Atlantic Division’s worst team in overtime. Loui Eriksson, who was moved up to the first line and then back to the third, scored his second overtime winner in less than a week to save the Bruins the embarrassment in a 4-3 overtime win (box).
Dougie Hamilton scored a pair of goals, taking a feed from Carl Soderberg on a backdoor goal during a first-period power play and beating Jhonas Enroth with 91 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game with an extra attacker on.
Here are four more things we learned Sunday night:
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EAST RUTHERFORD N.J. — If indeed Sunday was Rex Ryan’s last game as head coach of the New York Jets, maybe the happiest guy to see him out of the AFC East is Tom Brady, as Ryan led teams have done historically well against the Patriots’ quarterback.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, going into Sunday, Brady’s completion percentage in games against Jets’ defenses led by Ryan was 59 percent, compared to 65 percent against the rest of the league. That trend continued Sunday as although Brady completed 66 percent of his passes (23-for-35), he wasn’t his usual self and the Jets put tons of pressure on him all game long, forcing him into just 182 yards passing, his lowest since Week 4.
“I don’t know if it is really possible to control Tom Brady....
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If you’re looking for a backhanded compliment from the Patriots of the Jets following New England’s 17-16 nail-biter at MetLife Stadium, look no further than Brandon Browner.
“Looking on paper, we probably should have killed those guys but we’re well coached in situations,” Browner said. “They let us know that it’s going to be a tough battle, regardless, going against the Jets. We played them earlier on this year and it was a tough battle all the way down to the end of the game. And that’s what happened. Guys are just resilient. Hats off to my teammates because that’s a good football team. Well, when they play us.”
The Jets, now 3-12 in another dreadful season for Gang Green, played the Patriots as hard as anyone could have expected. They had the chance to take the lead after a Tom Brady...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Even though the Jets fell to the Patriots for the second time in two games this season, 17-16 on Sunday, they lost by a combined three points in those two games, and have forced quarterback Tom Brady into two of his tougher games of the season.
Brady was 23-for-35 for 182 yards with a touchdown and an interception on Sunday. This comes following their Week 7 matchup when Brady went 20-for-37 for 261 yards, but threw three touchdown passes and didn’t have an interception. Brady’s 182 yards are the lowest he’s had in a game since the Kansas City game in Week 4 when he threw for just 159 yards.
With the Patriots missing left guard Dan Connolly up front, forcing them to mix-and-match all different players in different spots all game, what was the key to...
Tom Brady‘s wife, Gisele Bundchen, took to Instagram once again to celebrate another win by her husband and his Patriots.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
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