WILMINGTON -- The Bruins held practice Friday, a day after dropping the opener in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to the Canadiens. Though the team was unable to get a puck past Habs netminder Carey Price in the 2-0 loss, the players expressed little concern over falling behind.
"It's fine. We're good. It's one game," forward Shawn Thornton said. "We're aware that it's a long series, and we know we can be better, so we're going to be better tomorrow."
Both of the Canadiens' goals were scored by Brian Gionta following Bruins turnovers. Gionta's first-period tally was set up by Scott Gomez after Tomas Kaberle put too much on a reverse, while Gionta's third-period goal came following a Milan Lucic turnover in the Bruins' zone.
"The game's not perfect. There's going to be turnovers every now and again," Thornton said. "You try and limit them as much as possible, but when they happen, you hope...
Former Bruins enforcer and CBC hockey analyst P.J. Stock, in an interview on the Dennis & Callahan Show, said that the Bruins need to become more physical if they hope to recover from their Game 1 setback at the hands of the Canadiens. Stock suggested that the Bruins adapted to Montreal's less-physical style of play, rather than taking the initiative and disrupting the Habs.
“The Canadiens are not a physical team, so it’s very easy to get out of a physical game. ‘They’re not going to hit me, so I’m not going to hit them. I’m going to start playing their game,’” Stock said. “I think the Bruins tried to play their game last night instead of getting the puck deep and hitting bodies.”
Stock suggested that Milan Lucic needs to play a pivotal role as a presence in the series, and he also suggested that the Bruins have to be more physical around the Montreal net in order to make goalie Carey...
Per ESPN.com's Buster Olney (via twitter), here are the terms of the seven-year, $154 million extension:
Gonzalez will receive a signing bonus of $6 million
From 2012-16, he will receive annual salaries of $21 million
In 2017-18, he will receive annual salaries of $21.5 million
According to a major league baseball source, the Red Sox have agreed to a seven-year, $154 million extension with Adrian Gonzalez, with the team planning to announce the deal at press conference Friday. The deal will include a signing bonus. CSNNE.com was first to report the agreement.
Gonzalez' extension would be the richest ever given out by the current ownership group, and second in franchise history only to Manny Ramirez' eight-year, $160 million contract. The annual average for the deal would be $22 million, the eighth-highest in baseball. Gonzalez is slated to make $6.2 million this season.
John Boggs, Gonzalez' agent, said in spring training that he would be surprised if a deal couldn't be reached between the first baseman and the team at some point in April. The reason for the delay in the Gonzalez agreement was because the team wanted to monitor the...
Bill Parcells and Drew Bledsoe have been announced as first-year nominees for the Patriots Hall of Fame, joining three-time finalist Houston Antwine in rounding this year's class of those up for consideration. Starting Friday, fans will have one month to vote for the nominee they feel is most deserving of Patriots Hall of Fame induction. Voting will take place at Patriots.com through May 15, with the winner being announced May 16.
The Patriots have inducted one player or head coach into the team's Hall of Fame each year since 2007. The process for induction involves a panel of media, alumni and staff who collectively nominate the players and/or head coaches who have been out of football for at least four years. After the nominations are made, the committee votes and the top three become that year's finalists.
The Patriots released the following information on each of the nominees:
Bledsoe was the Patriots' first-round pick in 1993 and played...
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Joe and Dave are joined buy newly appointed President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski. Dave talks about wanting to hit the ground running in Boston, and joining the organization during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox outfielder, who had a fantastic day, knocking in seven runs, scoring five runs, and hitting five extra-base hits in the win against the Mariners at Fenway.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
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