Bruins center Patrice Bergeron had to play the final four games of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals with a strained oblique and a broken nose.
The oblique injury was suffered in Game 3 against the Capitals, and it got worse before eventually forcing him out of Game 5 in the third period. He played in Games 6 and 7, but only took one faceoff in each of the final two games.
Bergeron had a scoring opportunity in overtime against the Capitals in Game 7, but couldn't control the puck and sent it wide of the net. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday that the injury prevented him from making the play, noting that Bergeron "couldn't stretch for it."
Adam McQuaid did indeed have a concussion from the hit that he took from Capitals forward Jason Chimera on March 29. McQuaid suffered a cut above his eye, causing pain that he said may have masked his concussion symptoms at the time. He tried returning on April 5...
WALTHAM -- Ray Allen didn't practice with the Celtics on Friday. He may try to get on the floor on Saturday before the team heads to Atlanta to begin their playoff series with the Hawks on Sunday, but beyond that there is no clear timetable for his return from an injured ankle.
Asked whether he was confident that Allen would be ready, coach Doc Rivers wouldn't say. "I don’t know if I’m confident or not," Rivers said. "I don’t have an answer. I don’t know how to answer that."
Allen hasn't played since April 10 against Miami and has missed the last nine games. Allen said earlier in the week that an MRI had detected bone spurs that were causing his ankle to swell.
"There’s nothing I can do about it," Rivers said. "His rhythm is not going to be good. He hasn’t played in two weeks. He’s been running on that space machine that takes up all the whatever, so he hasn...
ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen joined Mut & Merloni Friday morning to discus the Patriots' first-round selections. The Pats twice traded to improve their spot in Round 1 Thursday night, an abrupt departure from their normal way of doing things.
"Yeah, I was surprised," Mortensen said. "But of course, we've been sitting here saying, 'Hey, it's time for them to start moving up and getting players they want.' … I know that Bill Belichick absolutely knows that the AFC is right there for the taking for a handful of select teams, I'm talking about maybe three or four teams. The AFC has lost its depth in terms of championship-caliber teams, and the Patriots are one of the three or four."
Added Mortensen: "We forget that when the Patriots won their Super Bowls, defense was a primary factor, a huge factor. Now, we know they have the offensive firepower. With what they added last night -- the fact that they traded up,...
Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference made his final weekly appearance of the season with Dennis & Callahan Friday morning to discuss the B's loss to the Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Ference said it's not accurate to say the Capitals wanted it more than the Bruins, following Washington's overtime victory in Game 7 of a series in which every game was decided by one goal.
"Everybody wants it," Ference said. "You can't paint it with a broad brush, either. Certain guys handle pressure better than other guys. Certain teams handles situations, making sure that the little details of the games, the little turnovers or the little extra moves that were unnecessary -- all these little plays add up, especially in a series that's so tight and low-scoring. It's more mistakes and mental lapses, maybe a battle here or a battle there is lost, not out of will or desire but just out of poor decision or bad positioning or...
The individuals who chose to publish racially offensive tweets following Capitals forward Joel Ward's goal that knocked out the Bruins from the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday night have been criticized nationwide. A high school junior hockey player from Cumberland, R.I., faces possible sanctions, according to the school superintendent, and a student at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire also faces discipline.
"We consider the racism, ignorance, lack of inclusiveness and poor sportsmanship reflected in the student's actions to be a matter of grave concern, and we are taking immediate action," read a statement from Franklin Pierce.
The Franklin Pierce student who sent an offending message tweeted an apology Thursday that read: I was in a state that had me frustrated. I am not racist and never will be. Sorry.
Meanwhile, Boston Mayor Tom Menino did his best to distance the city from the behavior of a few...
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.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Respected journalist Jackie MacMullan is forced to spend ten minutes listening to previous show renditions of Gary Tanguay's erotic writings, including from his novel 'Love in a Day.'
Dino, Gary Tanguay and Jackie MacMullan discuss the state of the presidential race, including whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton have driven any voters from one side of the political spectrum to the other.
ESPN's Jackie MacMullan are in studio to discuss the state of the Celtics, including Gerald Green's signing over the weekend and a glut of players on the roster.
Glenn and Tom Caron talk about Michael Jordan's letter where he calls for a halt to gun violence. They also talk about MJ's timing in using this platform; something he'd not done in the past.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed by her Constituency at a breakfast to kick off the DNC, and Glenn and Tom Caron discuss what that means for the Convention.
Glenn and Tom Caron talk about the Aroldis Chapman trade; looking at what the Cubs gave up, the price for Relievers might be too steep for the Sox to consider.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the day's best sound.
The guys welcome back Michael from vacation and give him crap for his outfit.
We look back at some of the classic temper tantrums of athletes and coaches.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
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Donald Trump's wife Melania was caught lifting parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the opening night of the Republican National Convention. Kirk, Gerry and Mike Mutnansky react.More from this show