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01/18/2011 - 9:36pm
Bruins beat Canes for second time in 2 days
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins beat the Hurricanes, 3-2, Tuesday night to grab their second win over Carolina in as many days. 

 

Milan Lucic took a pass from Mark Recchi on the power play at 11:49 of the third period with the game tied at two and sent a wrist-shor past Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward to secure the game-winning goal. 

 

The Bruins also got goals from Johnny Boychuk and Brad Marchand in the first and third periods, respectively. 

 

Tim Thomas made a season-high 43 saves as the Hurricanes put 45 shots on goal. Carolina got goals from Jussi Jokinen and Tuomo Ruutu. 

 

The Bruins went 2-for-5 on the power play while killing off four of their five penalties. They will return to the Garden to face the Sabres on Thursday.


01/18/2011 - 7:37pm
Ex-Pats OC McDaniels joins Rams

The Rams have hired former Patriots assistant Josh McDaniels as their new offensive coordinator, the team announced via Twitter on Tuesday. McDaniels, who was an assistant in New England starting in 2001, was offensive coordinator in New England from 2006 through 2008 before taking over as head coach in Denver for nearly two seasons. He fired by the Broncos last month with a 3-9 record following a videotaping scandal.

 

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


01/18/2011 - 3:48pm
Jaworski on Big Show: 'Poor game' for Brady

ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, after reviewing the coaches' film of the Patriots' 28-21 loss to the Jets, credited New York for its defensive execution. At the same time, he expressed surprise at the number of opportunities missed by the New England offense, particularly quarterback Tom Brady.

 

"Obviously, a disappointing effort from the Patriots. I was surprised they played as poorly as they did," Jaworski said during an appearance Tuesday afternoon on The Big Show. "I’m going to be honest with you guys. I looked at tape. There were some plays on the field that Tom Brady did not see. I think Tom began to play a little bit fast, and the term I use, he began to see ghosts. There were some opportunities, particularly early in the game, a key third-and-3, he had Danny Woodhead out of the backfield in the flat, he doesn’t throw the football. It’s a play that Tom has probably seen 50 times this year and completed 50...

01/18/2011 - 1:52pm
Sox sign Ellsbury, Papelbon; avoid arbitration

According to a major league source, the Red Sox agreed to deals with both closer Jonathan Papelbon and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury before exchanging arbitration figures. Papelbon will receive a $12 million salary for the 2011 season, while Ellsbury agreed to a $2.4 million deal. Ellsbury would be eligible for $50,000 bonuses for 600 and 700 plate appearances.

 

The deals were first reported by CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam (via twitter).

 

For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


01/18/2011 - 12:01pm
Simms: Welker benching 'didn't surprise me'

CBS NFL analyst Phil Simms was a guest of the Dale & Holley show on Wednesday. Simms, who called the Patriots' 28-21 loss to the Jets with Jim Nantz on Sunday, was asked about Rex Ryan's defensive game plan, which clearly frustrated Tom Brady and the rest of the New England offense.

 

"He [Ryan] wasn't worried about the outside throws against his defense," said Simms, who also noted that it helps to have great players such as Darrelle Revis. "Because he knows he has those two corners, which were really very good matchups against the Patriots' wide receivers. And he was rewarded. So he can basically take nine guys and play them from one end of the formation inside to the other… No matter how good you are, you can't beat those kind of numbers, and Tom Brady couldn't either."

 

Simms told Dale and Holley that Ryan is a unique figure in the NFL, and isn't surprised that the head coach of the Jets...

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