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05/18/2011 - 8:04am
McEachern on D&C: Sitting Seguin good call

Former Bruins winger Shawn McEachern joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the Eastern Conference finals, which the Bruins evened up with a 6-5 victory over the Lightning in Game 2 Tuesday night. McEachern, a Waltham native who went on to star at Boston University and win a Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 1992, now coaches the hockey team at The Rivers School in Weston.

The Bruins held on Tuesday night in a high-scoring affair, a game in which no lead appeared to be safe. "This whole year in the playoffs, all around the league, nobody's been able to hold a lead," McEachern said. "It's been great to watch. It looks like hockey back in the '80s, when Wayne Gretzky was scoring 90 goals."

McEachern didn't predict a winner, but he said the series appears destined to last for a while. "I think it's going to be a long series. I think it's a six- or seven-game series," he said. "I hope it'...

05/18/2011 - 7:49am
Mashup: Barkley calls Heat 'a whiny bunch'

TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley said he admired LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh but called the Heat "a whiny bunch" in reference to the players getting defensive about criticism. During an appearance on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on Chicago radio, Barkley said: "[They say] we don't like the Miami Heat. First of all, that's not true at all. Those guys are actually a whiny bunch. They said a couple of times this year, 'Well the world is happy the Miami Heat [is losing].' Please don't flatter yourself. C'mon man."

Elsewhere, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa responded to criticism of his team by Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman (who called pitcher Chris Carpenter a "whiner and excuse-maker"), and boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard admitted in his forthcoming autobipgraphy that he was sexually abused by an unnamed "prominent Olympic coach."

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05/18/2011 - 1:31am
Julien: 'Thank God time was on our side'

While the Bruins were hanging on for dear life, coach Claude Julien admitted to feeling exactly what every Bruins fan was feeling watching the third period of Tuesday night's Game 2 win over the Lightning at TD Garden. The Bruins were lucky to get away with a 6-5 regulation win to even the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.

"I don’t think anybody in that dressing room is extremely happy with our game because we got sloppy at times," Julien said of his team, which had a 6-3 lead heading into the final period. "And we turned pucks over and weren’t strong on in the third period. But there’s no doubt we were hanging on. And thank God time was on our side and we came up with the win. So, we need to regroup here, take the win for what it is in the playoffs, and know that we've got to get better.

"When two teams start the series and they are two of the best defensive teams in the playoffs and then you see a...

05/18/2011 - 12:49am
Seguin: On right side of 'learning curve'

Following one of the most stunning playoff performances by a rookie in Bruins history, 19-year-old Tyler Seguin took it all in stride. Seguin, playing in just his second playoff game after the concussion to Patrice Bergeron in the final game of the second round, took over and amazed the TD Garden crowd with a second-period performance for the ages. 

"It’s definitely tough watching from above," Seguin said of his vantage point in the press box as a healthy scratch in the first two rounds. "I try to take everything in and learn as much as I can, but it’s hard sitting there and not being able to help the boys. I wanted to take advantage of every opportunity I got."

After recording a goal and an assist his first playoff opportunity in Game 1 Saturday night, Seguin took over in the second period with the Bruins down 2-1. He scored the first of his two second-period goals 48 seconds in to tie the game. He would add...

05/17/2011 - 10:57pm
Teen idol: Seguin amazes, B's even series

In one of the most electrifying playoff performances by a rookie in the team's long history, 19-year-old Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists in Boston's five-goal second period as the Bruins held off the Lightning, 6-5, Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. The series is now even, 1-1, as it shifts to Tampa Bay for Games 3 and 4 Thursday and Saturday at the St. Pete Times Forum. 

Heading into the first intermission, the Bruins were reeling from a Martin St. Louis goal with just 6.5 seconds remaining in the opening period that put the Lightning up 2-1. Tim Thomas made an early save on St. Louis in the first 30 seconds of the second period, and moments later, Seguin scored the game-tying goal on a spectactular rush from the Lightning blue line. He came in on Dwayne Roloson and deked him out before going top shelf with his second playoff goal in as many games. Just 90 seconds later, the Bruins would take the lead...

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