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03/03/2011 - 11:18pm
Kampfer to be reevaluated Friday
By: DJ Bean

Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Lightning that rookie defenseman Steven Kampfer "got his bell rung" before leaving the game in the second period.

 

"The doctors wanted to be cautious and kept him off," Julien said. "He'll be reevaluated tomorrow and we'll see how he feels."

 

Despite not playing in the third period, Kampfer played a key role in the game. His failure to successfully get the puck out of the offensive zone resulted in the Lightning's lone goal, and he made up for the play by scoring his fifth goal of the season. 

 

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03/03/2011 - 10:28pm
Late Lucic tally leads B's past Lightning
By: DJ Bean

Milan Lucic kept up his recent hot streak and improved the Bruins' win streak to seven games by scoring the game-winning goal at 16:18 of the third period in a 2-1 victory over the Lightning at TD Garden. 

 

Lucic, who had eight points over the B's recent six-game road trip, fired a wrist shot past a mess of bodies, including Lightning goaltender Mike Smith, to give him his 28th goal of the season and the Bruins a big victory. With the win, the Bruins lead the Lightning by two points for second place in the Eastern Conference. 

 

Eric Brewer opened the scoring in the game, beating Tim Thomas at 4:04 of the second for his ninth goal of the season. Steven Kampfer responded with his his fifth of the season at 6:06. Kampfer would later take a big hit in the corner from Mattias Ritola and not return to the game. 

 

Tim Thomas picked up the victory, improving to 29-8-6 on the season.

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03/03/2011 - 8:43pm
Page, Green-Ellis tendered by Pats

The Patriots announced Thursday evening that they have extended tenders to restricted free agents BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Jarrad Page. In addition, the team said cornerback Kyle Arrington was tendered an exclusive rights free agent.

The tenders for Green-Ellis and Arrington were already reported, but the decision to tender Page is an indication that the Patriots like what they have in the defensive back, who was hindered by a calf injury for much of the 2010 season, his first in a New England uniform. In all, Page played in 10 games.

If another club signs either Green-Ellis or Page to an offer sheet, the Patriots have seven days to match the offer. If they choose not to match, New England will receive the appropriate compensation from the respective club — reportedly a second-round pick.

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03/03/2011 - 6:31pm
NFL players, owners agree to keep talking

In the negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, the NFL players and owner have agreed to a 24-hour extension of the deadline, which was originally set for Thursday at midnight. The news, which was first reported by the NFL Network, means that both sides will likely continue talking throughout the day on Friday at the offices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services in Washington, D.C., in hopes of avoiding the first work stoppage in the NFL since 1987.

 

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03/03/2011 - 6:23pm
Ainge on Big Show: Perkins' health a concern

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined The Big Show to talk about the trade that sent Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City and how he sees the new pieces fitting for his team. Ainge reiterated that there were a number of factors that led to the trade, including the financial ramifications of a new contract for Perkins, who would have been a free agent after this year, as well as the chance to add players who can help the Celtics win this year. Ainge also was concerned about Perkins' knees.

 

"I was worried about Perk's health," Ainge said. "Perk was not the same player coming off the knee surgery and then he had the sprained knee ligament against Golden State that was going to put him out for a few more weeks. There was some concern there."

 

Ainge added later in the interview: "There's one thing I would never question with Kendrick is his integrity, his character, his work ethic...

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