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11/11/2010 - 9:37pm
The Hab nots: Canadiens beat Rask, B's

Former Boston College and New Jersey Devils star Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal on the power play just 29 seconds into the third period as the Canadiens beat Tuukka Rask and the Bruins, 3-1, Thursday night at TD Garden. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara took an interference penalty in the final eight seconds of the second period to give the Canadiens the man-advantage to start the third. 

 

The Canadiens scored their first two goals on the power play and got an insurance tally from Scott Gomez midway through the third as the visitors peppered Rask with 41 shots on the night. Chara took a perfect pass from Milan Lucic and scored the only goal for the Bruins at 15:49 of the first to tie the game. It was his fourth of the season. 

 

Rask, who was making his fourth start, remains winless this season with a record of 0-4-1. The win gave the Canadiens 21 points, four more than the second-place Bruins in the Northeast...

11/11/2010 - 8:45pm
Shaq returns to the starting lineup

After missing five games with an injured knee, Shaquille O'Neal returned to the Celtics lineup and started at center against the Heat, Thursday. Shaq took the place of Jermaine O'Neal, who dressed, but isn't likely to play. Jermaine O'Neal told reporters in Miami that he was going to get a second opinion on his injured left knee.

 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.

 

 


11/11/2010 - 7:40pm
Report: Savard may return by end of month
By: DJ Bean

According to a tweet from TSN's Darren Dreger, Bruins center Marc Savard could be nearing a comeback by the end of November. The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday that Savard is set to rejoin his teammates in practice in short order. 

 

Savard was unable to begin Bruins' training camp after suffering from post-concussion syndrome symptoms late in the summer. He has since passed an impact test and has been skating in both individual sessions and with fellow rehabbing forward Marco Sturm, who the team hopes to have back in December. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


11/11/2010 - 7:07pm
Beltre honored with Silver Slugger award

The Red Sox got on the board in awards voting, as Adrian Beltre's huge year was recognized with recognition of a Silver Slugger Award for the top hitting American League third baseman. Beltre, 31, rebounded from a 2009 season in which he was impaired by injuries to emerge as a reliable middle-of-the-order bat in Boston.

 

Beltre hit .321 with a .365 OBP, .553 slugging mark, .919 OPS, 28 homers, 102 RBI and a league-leading 49 doubles. Those numbers allowed him to beat out top competitors such as Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays, Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees and Michael Young of the Rangers.

 

For more on the Silver Slugger voting, click here. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


11/11/2010 - 6:15pm
Patriots vote in favor of decertification

FOXBORO — In a meeting with NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith on Thursday afternoon, the Patriots voted to decertify the union in case of a lockout.

The decertification process is a routine step in the process to prepare the union for collective bargaining, which is ongoing between the NFL and the NFLPA. Decertification would give the union a chance to sue under antitrust laws if there is a lockout. Without decertification, the union would have to wait six months to file a suit after the collective bargaining agreement expired.

Prior to their meeting with Smith — which included updates about the ongoing labor negotiations between the ownership and the players’ union — Patriots player rep Matt Light talked about Smith’s visit.

“I think it will be good,” Light said. “Anytime you have the leadership here and in place, they’re here to deliver a...

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