The Bruins snapped an 0-for-22 power play drought by scoring on their first three chances and Tim Thomas recorded his 17th career shutout in a 5-0 matinee win over the Calgary Flames at TD Garden. Dennis Seidenberg scored on the power play in the first and David Krejci and Zdeno Chara added second-period goals on the man advantage as the Bruins were never threatened. Thomas stopped all 31 shots he faced in registering his fifth shutout this season. The Bruins finish their three-game homestand with a game against Buffalo on Monday night and have eight games remaining in the season. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.
Speaking publicly for the first time since taking a hit to the head from Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke on March 7, Bruins center Marc Savard said he is "not feeling myself quite yet and still don't have any recollection of the hit," adding he was "very unhappy with what happened and it could have been avoided." Savard still feels upset at Cooke, adding he has had trouble sleeping since the hit and has had a mixture of good days and bad. "I guess he's tried to get my phone number," Savard said. "From what happened, I really don't, at the moment, have any interest in talking to him. I'm not feeling any better so I'd rather not talk to him." For more, including video from Savard, visit the Big Bad Blog.
After missing Thursday's game with a neck strain and mild concussion, Vladimir Sobotka said Saturday morning he was cleared to return to action against the Calgary Flames. The center suffered the injury when he was hit during the game in Atlanta on Tuesday night. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.
Duke, Michigan State, Baylor and Tennessee punched tickets into the Elite Eight on Friday night. Top-seeded Duke advanced to a regional final for the first time since 2004, with Kyle Singler and Jon Scheyer helping the Blue Devils pull away in the second half for a 70-57 win over Purdue in the South Regional.
Baylor rolled past Omar Samhan and surprising Saint Mary's, 72-49, in the other South semifinal. Baylor reached the Elite Eight less than seven years after a tragic summer nearly destroyed its program.
In the Midwest Regional, Tennessee's J.P. Prince was relentless on Ohio State's Evan Turner, blocking a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead the Volunteers to a 76-73 win and into the Elite Eight for the first time in school history.
Michigan State rallied without injured star Kalin Lucas and survived a mid-major scare to grind out a 59-52 victory over pesky Northern Iowa.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers said following Friday's win over Sacramento that center Kendrick Perkins has been fighting tendinitis in his left knee for some time and finally needed to sit down and rest it. Rivers added that Perkins will likely also miss Sunday night's home game against San Antonio. As for Nate Robinson, he sprained his left ankle in the second quarter and did not return. Rivers said if his ankle responds to treatment, he is still no better than '50-50' to play against the Spurs. For more, including postgame video from Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo, visit the Green Street blog.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Hall of Fame baseball player and current analyst/broadcaster Dennis Eckersley. Eck gives all kinds of insight into the Red Sox current pitching staff and how valuable a reliable bullpen can be. He also talks about how the game has changed since his playing days.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today they discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Oscars and Andrew Garfield.
The guys opened the show by discussing Nick Cafardo's column on Stephen Drew. Everyone disagreed with the premise that it is time to panic and sign Drew.
Our friend and Jimmy Fund Patient Sam Thomas discussing his desire to meet Ellen. #EllenMeetSam
Mut and Lou talk about which free agents they want to hear rumored to be going to the Pats.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
The three man booth breaks down all the rumors, possibilities, trade scenarios, signings and more, and takes your calls about it all.
We tackle four topics that surround the great BIG MAN athletes of sports. BIG as in chubby.
Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.