BELFAST -- The Bruins got some huge cheers from the Odyssey Arena Saturday night, but after the Belfast Giants took a 1-0 lead on them in the second period, the team made it clear they would end their Northern Ireland trip with more than just fanfare.
Tyler Seguin, Zdeno Chara, and Brad Marchand all scored over the space of a minute following the Giants' goal, their lone tally off of Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask. Milan Lucic added one of his own in the third and Seguin tacked on another with a penalty shot to give the Bruins a 5-1 lead that they would hold for the rest of the game.
The game featured no fights, though Shawn Thornton, who has received plenty of attention given his mother's return to Belfast (her place of birth) did pick up two assists for the Bruins.
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Citing a numbers game, Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced Saturday that the team had waived rookie forward Tony Gaffney from the team on Saturday. The move brings the current roster to 17.
Gaffney, who played as a standout at UMass, was the final cut of the Lakers before last season, before signing on with a team in Israel. He injured his ankle in his first game overseas and returned to the States to rehab. Gaffney and Oliver Lafayette on April 14 to get an extended look at both over the summer.
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Patriots running back Fred Taylor is one of three players who were ruled "out" for Monday night's game against the Dolphins in Miami. Here's Saturday's complete injury list:
Patriots Injury Report
OL Nick Kaczur (back -- did not practice)
RB Fred Taylor (toe -- did not practice)
CB Terrence Wheatley (foot -- did not practice)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder -- full participation)
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According to pool reporter William Bendetson, the following players were not at the media portion of practice Saturday morning for the Patriots: cornerback Terrence Wheatley, running back Fred Taylor, and offensive lineman Nick Kaczur. Taylor, who has missed most of the week with a nagging toe injury, likely will not play when New England meets the Dolphins Monday night in Miami. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
The scheduled contest between the Red Sox and Yankees on Friday night was postponed after a rain delay 3 hours 30 minutes.
Tickets for Friday's game will be honored on Saturday night at 9:05 p.m., for the second half of a day-night doubleheader. The previously scheduled game on Saturday, with a start time of 4:10 p.m., will take place as scheduled.
Tim Wakefield will start the first game, replacing Clay Buchholz, who was scratched due to a stiff lower back. He will oppose Andy Pettitte.
The night contest will be started by Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was slated to start Friday's game. A.J. Burnett will take the hill against him.
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