Nathan Horton scored the tying goal with 6:21 left in the third period and Mark Recchi deflected Dennis Seidenberg's shot in for the game-winning power-play goal in overtime as the Bruins beat the Sabres, 3-2, Tuesday night at Boston Garden. It was the second matchup of U.S. Olympic goalies from the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver as Tim Thomas got the better of Ryan Miller. Thomas turned away Derek Roy on the doorstep 40 seconds into overtime to keep the game tied.
Luke Adam took a four-minute high-sticking penalty to the face of Marc Savard with 3:14 left in overtime to set-up the game-winning chance. Seidenberg took a slap shot from the high slot that beat Miller up top. But Recchi's goal wasn't confirmed until a stoppage and review a minute later.
The Bruins jumped out on top when Milan Lucic fired a shot shot that rang off the near post and past Miller at 13:21 of the first period. It was Lucic's team-leading...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show on Tuesday, a day after his team took over sole possession of first place in the AFC East (and the AFC) with a 45-3 humiliation of the Jets. Belichick was pleased with the overall effort of his now 10-2 team.
"The players really did a good job," said Belichick, who also credited Kevin Faulk with helping out in a leadership role in practice during the week. "We had a good week of practice and preparation and it certainly came together for the most part last night. I just think that the players did a really good job … we were able to really execute well last night and played a good game all around. We got off to a fast start and were able to sustain it for 60 minutes."
Tom Brady had another brilliant performance in the victory, throwing for 326 yards and four touchdowns. He and Belichick got an early start in preparation for...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Speaking to reporters at the winter meetings at the Dolphin Resort Hotel, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that catcher Jason Varitek will find his way into the Red Sox lineup a good deal, with the Sox taking advantage of the catcher's ability to hit left-handed pitching.
"Oh, I'm sure some of it will depend on health and production," said Francona when asked if Varitek would share time with Jarrod Saltalamacchia. " I think Tek's done a enough job where if you take away that broken bone last year, and Tek is having a heck of a year. He kind of bounced back [saying], 'Hey, I can do this and keep playing.' So Tek's going to play more than probably the average backup catcher, if that's what you're asking, sure."
Francona also touched on a variety of other Red Sox topics:
— The Red Sox currently view Jed Lowrie as someone who can help in a...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- According to multiple sources familiar with the team's thinking, the Red Sox have not ruled out the pursuit of free agent Carl Crawford. However, several team and industry sources suggest that the seven-year, $126 million deal that Jayson Werth signed with the Phillies could complicate that pursuit.
The Sox appear unlikely to change their opinion of Crawford's value (and the kind of offer they are willing to make) as a reaction to the Werth contract. Even so, if Werth's deal proves an outlier, rather than a baseline, then it is conceivable that Boston could still be in the mix for the speedy All-Star. That said, the timetable for negotiations with Crawford are complicated by the fact that they are somewhat dependent on when and with whom Cliff Lee signs, since teams such as the Yankees and Rangers could turn their attentions to Crawford should they fail to land the left-hander.
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Tuesday morning to talk about Monday night's 45-3 humiliation of the Jets.
Wilfork said the Patriots had their best week of practice in the last two seasons, as the team showed it could work together and play a complete game. "I think everybody's focus level was where it needed to be, and it showed last night," he said. "That was very encouraging when guys come in and take care of business, especially coming off Thanksgiving week in Detroit, then come back home with a divisional rivalry, and playing for first pace in our division. So, hats go off to all of our teammates and coaching staff. I think our preparation was everything this week."
Late in the game, Bill Belichick huddled with a group of players and gave a pep talk that elicited some smiles. Said Wilfork: "He basically told us we're going to...
Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.
Mike Reiss calls the guys to talk about the offseason news for the Pats. He talks about the Pats/Jets tampoering fiasco, free agency, where he sees Ridley and Connolly ending up, if the Patriots would be interested in Reggie Wayne and more.
In the first hour of the show, Greg and Chris discuss the news coming out of the owners' meetings this week and rule changes. Belichick's blow-up over the league not wanting to spend on endzone cameras was well documented and the guys react. They also talk about the Jets ridiculous tampering charges, free agents still lingering out there, where Stevan Ridley will land and the RB position in New England. Dickerson and Price briefly discuss the adventures of Tom Brady before being joined by WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia to talk all things Pats in the offseason.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Joe and Alex talked with the Sox AGM about the state of the team as Opening Day approaches.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Peter Chiarelli joined the Sunday Skate crew to talk about the Bruins playoff push heading into the final handful of games of the regular season. Chiarelli talked about avoiding some of the overly negative feedback he gets while realizing that the team does have real issues. He discusses what went down at the trade deadline and if he was happy with the outcome, Lucic having a down year and underperforming, the salary cap and if he considers it as big of an issue as it's been made out to be and what the future holds for the team.
It's a big hour #2 for the Sunday Skate dudes - they talk about the B's defenseman and what the future looks like at that position, with both moves the team can make and younger guys in the AHL. They also get into the Bruins philosophy on bringing guys up and sending them back down and how players deal with that. Finally, the boys are joined by Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli to discuss EVERYTHING.
The Sunday Skate crew gets the show going discussing the Bruins big, impressive victory over the NY Rangers yesterday. What can you take from that game? According to LB - Lyndon Byers - who called the guys from the road, not a lot. LB drops a dime on what was going on with the Rangers yesterday. DJ and Joe discuss Claude's lines and groupings and the importance of Ryan Spooner. They also get into Lucic, his contributions this year and if he can turn things around.
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The guys opened the show by discussing the Presidents visit yesterday.
Michael Holley comes in for the crossover, and continues the discussion with Tim over what will happen if the Patriots face any type of punishment for the deflated footballs in the AFCCG.
With the Wells report seemingly wrapping up (we hope), Tim and Lou got to talking about possible fines and punishments the Patriots must face. It's possible that the Patriots will face a small fine, but should they take that laying down? The conversation brings out a little passion from BOTH sides.
Jackie Mac talks about the Celtics win over the Hornets last night and their chances of making the playoffs.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss Robert Kraft's testimony and the Hernandez trial overall as it continues to unfold.
We wrap up the day with the best in sound that you may have missed from throughout the day.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss 'Pasta' and his solid rookie year, and make a few statistical comparisons.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
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Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Will Noonan joins Chris in the studio to review Wrestlemania and Raw.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Kirk's massage and crap all over Sausage.
Ben and Adam finish the odyssey that is the history of Wrestlemania. Wrestlemanias 21-30 are discussed and analyzed.
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