Rich Peverley scored twice and Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand each had a pair of assists as the Bruins beat the Lightning, 4-1, Saturday night at TD Garden.
Daniel Paille scored with just over 15 mintues remaining in the second period to break a 1-1 tie while Tim Thomas came up with several big saves in the second and third period to power the Bruins to their first win as defending Stanley Cup champions. After losing to the Flyers on opening night, the Bruins bounced back to beat the same Lightning team they held off with a 1-0 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals last May.
After a scoreless first period in which the Bruins registered the game's first nine shots, Peverley scored his first when he put back a rebound after Marchand hit both posts with his shot from the left circle. The Lightning came right back 76 seconds later when Nathan Horton turned the puck over in the neutral zone to Martin St. Louis. The former...
The Patriots announced Saturday that safety Ross Ventrone has been signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. To make room for Ventrone, the Patriots released defensive back Phillip Adams. Ventrone, 25, was signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster prior to the Buffalo game and made his NFL debut against the Bills. The 5-foot-8, 190-pound safety was released from the 53-man roster last Saturday prior to the Oakland game and resigned to the practice squad on Oct. 4. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, in a Saturday afternoon appearance on the Mustard & Johnson Show, said that the appearance by Red Sox starting pitchers in the video for Kevin Fowler's song, "Hell, Yeah, I Like Beer," had not received team or Major League Baseball permission to use either Fenway Park or Sox players in uniform.
In the video, Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Jon Lester and Tim Wakefield all make brief cameos mouthing the lyrics to Fowler's song. The video has become something of a lightning rod given the revelations after the Sox' epic September collapse that a dysfunctional clubhouse culture featured starting pitchers who would drink on the days that they did not pitch.
Lucchino said that the video only came to his and the team's attention after it had been released, without the proper requests for permission having been made. Had those requests occurred, Lucchino said, they would have been denied.
Upon the passing of Raiders owner Al Davis on Saturday morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has issued a statement through the team: “While I am saddened by the news of Mr. Davis’ passing, I will forever be heartened and enriched by the many personal interactions I had with him over the years. His winning, his football knowledge, his passion for his team and contributions to the league made him one of the all-time greats. By striving for the highest level of excellence with our respective teams and the game itself, we will be honoring the memory of Al Davis.” For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
According to a major league source, the Red Sox made the second change to their big league coaching staff since the departure of former manager Terry Francona, informing coaching staff assistant Rob Leary on Friday that he won't be asked to return for the 2012 season. Leary joined first base coach Ron Johnson as the first two members of the Sox coaching staff to depart in Francona's wake.
Leary had spent 10 years in the organization, joining the Sox as a roving coaching instructor in 2002 and then getting promoted to minor league field coordinator in 2003, a role he served in until 2009. His player development work, in turn, earned him the promotion to the major league coaching staff in 2010, when the Sox named him their coaching staff assistant, a position in which he was in charge of organizing spring training workouts and assisting the coaching staff with pre-game preparation, including work with advance scouting reports.
With a new manager...
Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the top priorities for the Patriots as the off-season begins. Who do they need to pursue in free agency, who do they need to keep, and what areas of the roster do they need to address?
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Boston Celtics stud Evan Turner joins the WEEI Celtics Podcast to reflect on the Celtics hot streak going into the All-Star break. Turner discussed how much he values being in a great situation in Boston and tries to get inside the life of Brad Stevens. First, Sam Packard and Jared Weiss chopped it up with Kyle Draper, covering the Celtics thrilling classic against Paul Pierce and the Los Angeles Clippers and broke down potential trade scenarios ahead of the deadline.
Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.
Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training.
Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes joins Rob Bradford to discuss why he's now a relief pitcher, how important it is that he throws harder than most, lessons he learned from last season, and why his love for two very different restaurants in Cracker Barrel and Twin Peaks
This week the guys are joined by Ian Browne of MLB.com, they talk about Clay Buchholz and the impending opening of spring training
Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss Boston's 6-2 in Winnipeg on Thursday night, an answer night after losing 9-2 at home to LA on Tuesday
Ken Laird & DJ Bean discuss the LA Kings 9-2 win at TD Garden on Tuesday as former Bruin Milan Lucic was one of 9 different players to score during a 57-shot night for the Kings
DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Robert Kraft on WCVB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Minihane.
A caller to Mike Francesca duped The Pope into thinking that Oscar Robinson was #29 on the list (he was actually #11) which prompted Mike to go insane.
Patriot fans, as expected, begin to connect the dots in hopes of bringing the talented RB to Foxboro.
Lou did the crossover at 9:55 on Friday, which led to a fiery exchange between himself and Kirk Minihane. Lou tells the story and opines on the situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with our good friend John Buccigross and talk some NHL hockey.
Dale, Michael and Jerry open up the floodgates on a freestyle friday and talk about whatever you want.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how good a fit former Bear Matt Forte would be in this Patriots offense.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny, and Lucy are talking Patriots, Red Sox, Presidents and a whole lot more.
Mikey and Mut are talking about free agent running back Matt Forte, and whether he would be a good fit for the Patriots.
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training
Kate Scott, of KNBR in San Francisco, joins Lucy to discuss women in sports radio, the Super Bowl, and how great it is to talk about sports for a living.