Four goals in the third period were enough give the Bruins two points Saturday, as they picked up a 6-3 win over the Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. With the victory, the Bruins now have points in five straight games (4-0-1).
David Krejci had a pair of goals for the B's, with Boston also getting goals from Chris Kelly, Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron. The Islanders got two goals from P.A. Parenteau, as a well as a Kyle Okposo tally.
Marty Turco made the start for the Bruins, making 19 saves on 22 shots and picking up his second win as a member of the B's.
The Bruins will stay in the state of New York and face the first-place Rangers Sunday.
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Despite not playing on Friday night, the Bruins clinched a berth in the playoffs for the fifth straight season. Boston secured its spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs after the Sabres lost to the Penguins, 5-3.
With five regular-season games remaining, the Bruins sit in second place in the Eastern Conference with 94 points and are atop the standings in the Northeast Division, leading second-place Ottawa by six points. If the season were to end Friday, the Bruins would face the Senators in the first round of the playoffs.
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The Celtics are all alone in first place in the Atlantic Division for the first time this season after a 100-79 win over the Timberwolves on Friday coupled with a Sixers loss in Washington. They are now 14-5 since the All-Star break and are playing their best basketball of the season.
It was one of their most complete wins of the season as they hung with Minnesota on the boards, held them to 35 percent shooting and turned the ball over only nine times. Rajon Rondo had his 12th straight double-digit assist game with a rather incredible 17 assists and just two turnovers. Avery Bradley scored 17 points starting in place of Ray Allen, who missed his fifth straight game with a sprained ankle.
Paul Pierce added 21 points and nine rebound, while Kevin Garnett got the better of his matchup with Kevin Love, scoring 24 points on an efficient 12-for-18 shooting night. Love went for 22 and 11 rebounds, but was 5-for-18 from the floor.
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Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who currently works as a baseball analyst on ESPN, called into The Big Show Friday afternoon to address his prediction that Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine could face a bad first season earlier this week on Mut & Merloni.
"I had friends on the Mets," Schilling said. "I talked to those guys. I know what they were saying and what it meant and how it played out. And when I have conversations with some of the guys on the [Red Sox] now, and some of the conversations are similar, it leads me to believe that a lot of the same things are the same."
From talking to players and media members, Schilling said he believes not every member of the team is buying into Valentine's method of managing. However, given the roster and pieces in place, Schilling still feels the Red Sox are in...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Daniel Bard came away from his six-inning outing Friday with more optimism, but without any answers regarding if he had earned a spot in starting rotation.
"It's hard to keep it out, but, at the same time, that's no different than pitching in big games," he said after the Red Sox' 9-7 win over the Twins at Hammond Stadium. "There was something riding on it today. It was more personal, what my role is going to be, but, at some point, hopefully I'm pitching in a big game and there's a lot more riding on it and it's team-oriented. Its' the same deal. Either way, there's that added pressure, but that's fun. It adds to it. It gives you that adrenaline when you need it."
Bard cruised through the first five innings, but ran into some trouble in the sixth, throwing 27 pitches while allowing two runs. The righty finished his outing allowing three runs on four hits, striking out seven and walking three, throwing 95...
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.
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.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
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.
Glenn and Lou try to figure out what the Sox can do to right the ship
Glenn and Lou try to make sense of John Farrell and David Price's conflicting post-game comments after yesterday's loss to Tampa Bay
We discuss the moves (or lack thereof) of the Bruins so far, and how fans have been less than receptive to the few changes.
Should he stay or should he go? We discuss it.
Inspired by "Social Media Day" we look at four instances where athletes do it the best (or worst) on social media.
Kirk Minihane talks to Antoine Walker about his troubles with gambling, losing his $100m fortune, his relationship with Paul Pierce, and playing under Rick Pitino.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable go over the state of the Red Sox minor league, with help from the voice of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs Mike Antonellis.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin talks to Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy about getting drafted 14th overall by the Boston Bruins.
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