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01/25/2011 - 2:05am
Bruins come up empty against Quick, LA
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins were shut out for the third time this season when Kings' goaltender Jonathan Quick handed them a 2-0 loss at the Staples Center on Monday night. 

 

The former UMass netminder made 34 saves in the blanking, his fifth of the season. The Kings received goals from Ryan Smyth Andrei Loktionov in the first and third periods, respectively. 

 

Tim Thomas made 32 saves on 34 shots in the loss. It was Thomas' first regulation loss since Dec. 20. 

 

The Bruins will return home to face the Panthers on Wednesday. For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


01/24/2011 - 9:19pm
Chiarelli: Savard has mild concussion
By: DJ Bean

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday night that center Marc Savard has suffered a moderate concussion and it out indefinitely following a hit he took Saturday from Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick. Savard flew back to Boston Sunday and underwent testing on Monday.

 

"After being examined by the Bruins medical staff today, Marc has been diagnosed with a moderate concussion," Chiarelli said in a statement. "There is no timetable on his return and no further updates at this time."

 

The center missed the first 23 games of the season as he worked to come back from post-concussion syndrome, which stemmed from the hit to the head he took last March 7 from Penguins forward Matt Cooke.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


01/24/2011 - 7:12pm
Lewis: Belichick too smart to sign Ochocinco

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was asked by the Boston Herald on Monday if he thought the Patriots would make a play for free agent receiver Chad Ochocinco.

 

"Belichick's smarter than that," said Lewis, who coached Ochocinco in Cincinnati for the last eight seasons.

 

Ochocinco recently posted a Tweet about the possibility of coming to New England, calling a potential pairing of he and Belichick "epic." Belichick has a long history with the controversial wideout, having worked him out as a draft prospect in 2001. Belichick talked about their relationship earlier in the 2010 season.

 

“I like Chad — I like him as a player. I like him as a person,” Belichick said. “I like his enthusiasm and the fun he has with football, and I like how he competes on the football field. I have a lot of respect for that.

 

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01/24/2011 - 5:57pm
Rex Ryan: Jets have handled Patriots

Jets coach Rex Ryan, in a press conference the day after his team's season came to an end in the AFC championship game, said that his team is close to its stated goal of winning a Super Bowl after making it to the NFL's final four for two straight seasons. He suggested that the Jets need to figure out how to do more than just beat the Patriots, feeling that New York has handled its business against its foremost AFC East rival, but has lost the division (and thus been left without a bye or home playoff games) because of its performance against other teams.

 

"This isn't just about beating New England because, quite honestly, we've done a pretty good job of it," Ryan said. "It seems like nobody else in the league can beat them, so we've got to find ways to beat Green Bay, to beat Baltimore, to beat these other teams we lost to. That's going to be a huge challenge for us. ...

 

"Unfortunately, we play a...

01/24/2011 - 4:54pm
Ex-Sox Kelly, Rizzo top Padres prospect list

Right-hander Casey Kelly and first baseman Anthony Rizzo -- two of the three prospects dealt by the Red Sox to San Diego in exchange for Adrian Gonzalez -- were named the top two prospects in the Padres farm system by Baseball America. Outfielder Reymond Fuentes, the third prospect in the deal, was named San Diego's No. 4 overall prospect.

 

Kelly was ranked as the Sox' top prospect by Baseball America, while Rizzo was ranked No. 3 and Fuentes No. 6. The publication suggested that Kelly will reach Triple-A Tucson this year, with a big league ETA of 2012, while Rizzo is expected to spend most of this year in Triple-A while positioning himself to compete for the job of Padres' starting first baseman by early 2012. Fuentes, 20, is viewed as more raw than his counterparts (whereas Kelly spent all of 2010 in Double-...

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