TAMPA -- After blowing a 3-0 lead to the Lightning in a 5-3 loss in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, Tim Thomas said the Bruins were simply a victim of their own mistakes and lack of hustle.
"We got outworked," Thomas said. "They took over, they outplayed us, they started getting scoring chances and we stopped getting scoring chances.
Midway through the second, Thomas had a 3-0 lead and stopped the first 14 shots he faced before the Lightning scored on three of their next five shots in the period to tie it. Thomas said it won't do the Bruins any good to look back on the Game 4 collapse but rather focus on Game 5 Monday night at TD Garden.
"It is what it is," Thomas said. "It's 2-2. I don't know what the use of worrying about that would be but I think the focus should be oin winning the next game."
Game 6 is scheduled for Wednesday back in Tampa. For more coverage...
TAMPA -- Simon Gagne turned back the clock to Game 7 of the 2010 Eastern semifinals when he scored with 14:06 left in the third period to lead the Lightning over the Bruins, 5-3, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at St. Pete Times Forum. For the Bruins, it was a cruel case of history repeating as Gagne's goal capped a rally that wiped out an early 3-0 Boston lead. The series is now tied, 2-2, heading back to Boston for Game 5 Monday.
Several Bruins said they expected a furious and physical charge from the Lightning in the opening moments. Tampa Bay did not disappoint as they crashed the net early and often. But Tim Thomas withstood the charge by clearing Lightning players out of the crease, with help from teammates like Michael Ryder and Dennis Seidenberg at the end of the period.
The Bruins broke out on top when Patrice Bergeron collected a turnover by Tampa Bay's Brett Clark and stuffed a shot between the skates of Dwayne...
Red Sox right-hander John Lackey threw on flat ground in the outfield at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon. It marked the starter's first throwing session since he received a cortisone shot on Monday to treat a strained right elbow that landed him on the disabled list.
On Friday, manager Terry Francona suggested that he expected Lackey to return fairly soon.
"I think Lack will be throwing pretty quick," Francona said on Friday. "This won’t be a significant down period."
Lackey is 2-5 with an 8.01 ERA.
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On a night when they will be turning back the clock against the Cubs, the Red Sox will feature Jason Varitek behind the plate to catch Alfredo Aceves' first start as a member of the Red Sox. The players will be wearing replicas of the two teams' 1918 uniforms, when the Cubs last made a visit to Fenway Park for the World Series. The Sox' will be an off-white that has no markings aside from the numbers of the players on the back of the jersey (a slightly inauthentic gesture, since numbers did not make their way onto uniforms until the Yankees introduced them in the 1930s).
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PEABODY — Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is entering the final year of a five-year, $17 million deal he signed with New England in 2007. But when he was asked about his contract situation on Saturday, he didn't sound too concerned about the future.
“I’m really not worried about it at all," he said when he was asked if he wanted to see a resolution to an uncertain contract situation. "Either way — before, after, during [the season]. It really doesn’t matter. I enjoy playing ball. Whenever it comes, it comes. It’s probably the last thing on my mind. I just want to go out and play some winning football for my team and get out there and play.”
In the wake of the NFL lockout, Welker doesn't sound all the excited about the idea of talking about money.
"Being players and growing up and not having much and the fact that we're squabbling about money is kind of...
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Joe and Dave are joined buy newly appointed President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski. Dave talks about wanting to hit the ground running in Boston, and joining the organization during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox outfielder, who had a fantastic day, knocking in seven runs, scoring five runs, and hitting five extra-base hits in the win against the Mariners at Fenway.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Ronda Rousey telling Floyd Mayweather that she makes more money per second than him, IK Enemkpali's strange headline in the news, and Danny unveils his thoughts on the player ratings for the new Madden game.
Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald calls in to talk about his fundraiser, The Old Time Baseball Game tonight. Steve also gives his input on what the Red Sox should do with Hanley Ramirez.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo comes on with Lou, Christian and Danny to give his brief, Patriot-like answers about preseason and their upcoming game against the Carolina Panthers while Christian has fun with the Panther's stadium sound effects. After the interview, the guys get into a heated debate over tipping valet drivers.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.
We discuss the snippet from the NFL films special 'Do Your Job' about how long Belichick plans to coach, which was expounded by well in a column by Tom E Curran on CSNNE
We discuss the weasel-like ways of the Baltimore Ravens and their coach John Harbaugh, who conveniently do it to other players and teams when it suits their purposes.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
Sean discussed his own firing from the Red Sox broadcast booth.More from this show
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show