Responding to a call from his coach to be a "good brat," not a "bad brat," Brad Marchand scored twice off faceoff wins from Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask stopped all 41 shots, as the Bruins won their first game without captain Zdeno Chara, 3-0, over the Kings Tuesday night at TD Garden. It was Rask's ninth career shutout and first this season. He was outstanding in the third, stopping 20 shots, three more than he had to save in his last shutout last March 1 at Ottawa.
For Marchand, it was a positive response to his $2,500 fine on Monday for slewfooting Matt Niskanen of the Penguins on Dec. 5 in Pittsburgh, a move that prompted coach Claude Julien to say Tuesday morning that he wanted to see the "good brat" style of play. The Bruins winger scored his first goal of the month and his first since Nov. 30, a stretch of five games.
Steve Kampfer was called upon to fill the roster spot of Chara, who suffered a...
Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was a guest of Mut and Merloni on Tuesday. The Boston Herald had a report Tuesday that detailed an incident between Games 2 and 3 of the Miami series last season that included Rondo using harsh language and then throwing a bottle at a screen during a team video session.
"It was a heated meeting, obviously a lot of emotion inside the locker room," Rondo said. "We all wanted to win, we were down 0-2. Just, some things happened in those last 10 minutes of the meeting. We’re here now, though."
Rondo has been the subject of much trade talk recently, with an anonymous NBA GM telling the Herald in the same report that Danny Ainge has "offered [Rondo] around the league."
"I haven’t talked to them at all about the trade," Rondo said. "I...
WALTHAM -- With training camps opening around the league and roster uncertainty tearing apart would-be trades of superstars, several veterans on the Celtics echoed a sentiment among many in the NBA that the league is rushing its players toward the start of the season.
"I feel very rushed," Ray Allen said at the team's media day on Tuesday. "I can't say I've been particularly happy with the way things have transpired over the last two or three weeks but I think everybody is in the situation where we just have to do the best with what we have and we have to adjust to the situation at hand and it's a challenge for all of us and we're all going through it.
"There's nothing more you can do about it but prepare yourself physically and mentally. Young guys, carry them along with us. For the veteran guys, we have to be ready for difficulties and great challenges."
Captain Paul Pierce pointed toward the league's...
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since his sideline spat with quarterback Tom Brady, and said both of them are over it and have moved in to concentrate on this week’s opponent, the Broncos.
“I heard from my mom, [to] watch my language,” he said with a laugh. “It (was) just two competitive guys that want the best for the team. We’ve moved on to Denver and are getting ready for Denver now.”
Asked about the exchange, O’Brien talked about communication between players and coaches.
“When you walk in the door here and you work with Bill Belichick, you’re going to learn how to coach and you’re going to learn how to play,” he said. “That’s one of the things we pride ourselves on here, both coaches and players looking to improve every day and communicate with each other day. Sometimes communication...
WALTHAM -- Sounding an urgent tone about his team, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he is getting a message through to his team that now is the time to make one final run at an NBA title with the core of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo still in tact.
"We're not goofing around," Rivers said at Tuesday's team media day at the practice facility. "We want to win now. Literally, our window is closing. There's no doubt about that so we have to take advantage of this year."
Pierce echoed those comments when he said he feels much better about the team's bench this season than last year, a group Pierce labeled Tuesday as "immature."
Rivers said Tuesday that his team has a ways to go to be where it needs to be when it opens the 2011-12 season in New York against the Knicks.
"Had a good practice [Monday], scrimmaged, knew half the guys' names," Rivers said. "That was terrific...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.More from this show