Brian Rolston had a four-point night as the Bruins crushed the Maple Leafs, 8-0, Monday at TD Garden.
The win was the Bruins' second straight after the team's recent four-game losing streak. With the victory, the B's have 87 points on the season.
The Bruins scored four first-period goals, getting tallies from Chris Kelly, Gregory Campbell, Benoit Pouliot and Brad Marchand. They added three more in the second thanks to goals from Pouliot, Zdeno Chara and Rolston before Tyler Seguin made it 8-0.
Tim Thomas got the easy victory for the Bruins, facing only 13 shots and stopping them all. The Bruins' previous low for shots allowed was 17, which they had done twice this month. James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson each allowed four goals for the Leafs.
The Bruins will begin a three-game road trip this week, heading to California to face the Sharks, Kings and Ducks.
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Meeting with the media before Monday's game to discuss Shawn Thornton's two-year contract extension, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said the team will not extend any more players before the end of the season.
"The rest we've put off until after the season," Chiarelli said. "I've spoken to all of them, and I want them to focus on hockey, so we're not doing any more until after the season."
In addition to Thornton, the team has given contracts to Rich Peverley, David Krejci and Johnny Boychuk, all of whom were in the last years of their deals.
Chiarelli's announcement means Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille, Brian Rolston, Greg Zanon, Joe Corvo and Mike Mottau will become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season. Benoit Pouliot and Tuukka Rask will be restricted free agents.
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According to a report from Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald, Jermaine O'Neal will have season-ending surgery on his left wrist.
The Celtics have been without O'Neal since Feb. 20. The 33-year-old considered having surgery on the wrist after last season but decided against the procedure. O'Neal played in just 24 games last season and 25 this season after signing a two-year, $12 million deal in July 2010. The veteran has averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in his 49 games with the Celtics.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Felix Doubront experienced an up-and-down performance in the Red Sox' 8-4 loss to the Twins Monday at JetBlue Park. The fifth starter candidate allowed two runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking one while throwing 74 pitches (49 strikes).
"I didn't see that nastiness 1-2 [count], that stuff that differentiates a lot of guys," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. "I would like to see if he has it. I liked a lot, and I wished for more."
Doubront had only allowed two runs in his previous three outings, having come off a four-inning, two-hit performance against the Yankees.
Also struggling was set-up man Mark Melancon, who gave up three runs on three hits in his only inning.
"Melancon outing? I thought he backed up the bases pretty well. He had that down," Valentine said when asked about the reliever, whose ERA stands at 9.00. The manager cited Melancon's...
The Patriots announced the signings of free agents Trevor Scott and Marquice Cole on Monday.
Scott, 27, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the Raiders. He entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (169th overall) of the Raiders in 2008 out of the University of Buffalo. At 6-foot-6 and 255 pounds, has played in 58 games with 16 starts and has registered 61 total tackles, 13.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble in his four NFL seasons. He totaled 12 sacks in his first two seasons with the Raiders at outside linebacker and at defensive end with 5.0 sacks as a rookie in 2008 and 7.0 sacks in 2009.
Cole, 28, is a veteran of three NFL seasons with the Jets (2009-11). He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Oakland out of Northwestern in 2007. The 5-10, 192-pound Cole spent the majority of the 2007 season on the Titans practice squad before joining the 53-man roster for the 2008 season finale but was inactive for the...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he had another multi-hit game as the Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys discuss the hot debates in the three-man NESN booth during Tuesday night's Red Sox game.
After hanging up on D&C on Tuesday when accused of carrying water for the Worcester District Attorney, Worcester morning radio host Jim Polito talks with glee on his radio show about his interaction with Dennis and Callahan
Curt Schilling's weekly visit with the guys features plenty of Sox talk. Curt is predicting a Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series.
The Red Sox offense is putting up lots of runs and Lou is loving the horn they play. Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe that Roger Goodell didn't read the concussion report.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Stephen A Smith thinks so, but what does his own fan-base think?
We discuss the infamous nut kick and why NBA players have been so whiny this post-season.
We discuss what it means for the B's
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.
This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
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