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04/18/2011 - 11:30pm
Chara after win: 'I felt much better today'
By: DJ Bean

MONTREAL -- Bruins captain Zdeno Chara made his return to the lineup Monday night, playing a team-high 26:20 in Boston's 4-2 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The defenseman had missed Saturday's Game 2 due to an illness that had hospitalized him Friday night. 

Chara, who said he knew he Monday morning that he would "most likely" play in Game 3, was crossed up with Andrew Ference for a too-many-men penalty 1:08 into the game and was beating by Andrei Kostitsyn for the Habs' first goal, though he picked up an assist on Nathan Horton's first-period goal and posted an even rating on the night. The 6-foot-9 defenseman said he "felt pretty good," but that the team's performance and getting their first win of the series (Montreal leads, 2-1) was his biggest concern.

"We knew the importance of this game, and we approach it that way," Chara said. "I was just happy with the result tonight, and we'...

04/18/2011 - 10:13pm
Bruins fire back with win in Montreal
By: DJ Bean

MONTREAL — It was far more of a nail-biter than the Bruins probably expected after jumping out to a 3-0 lead, but the B’s finally got their first win of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, beating the Canadiens, 4-2, at the Bell Centre Monday night. The Canadiens lead the series, 2-1.

The Bruins got first-period goals from David Krejci and Nathan Horton, the second of which came in flukey fashion when Horton put it off the back of Habs goaltender Carey Price. Rich Peverley made it 3-0 2:02 into the second, but the Canadiens came roaring back, with goals from Andrei Kostitstyn and Tomas Plekanec in the second and third periods, respectively.

Chris Kelly added an empty-netter to complete the scoring for the Bruins. Tim Thomas made 34 saves for the B's.

Zdeno Chara made his return to the lineup after missing Game 2 due to illness, leading the team in time on ice and posting an even rating. 

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04/18/2011 - 6:05pm
NFL schedule to be revealed Tuesday

Despite the labor situation, the NFL announced Monday that the 2011 regular-season schedule will be unveiled on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on NFL Network and NFL.com.

The Patriots' list of opponents is already known: They will play home games against Buffalo, the New York Jets, Miami, Dallas, Indianapolis, Kansas City, the New York Giants and San Diego. In addition, New England will travel to face Buffalo, the New York Jets, Miami, Denver, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington.

For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.


04/18/2011 - 4:03pm
Garnett runner-up in Defensive P.O.Y. voting

Dwight Howard of the Magic was the runaway winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, receiving 114-of-120 first-place votes. It is the third straight Defensive Player of the Year honor for Howard, who is the first player in league history to win the award in three consecutive seasons.

The last player not named Dwight Howard to win the award -- Kevin Garnett (2007-08) -- finished a distant second in the balloting, picking up a single first-place vote and 77 total points (Howard finished with 585 points). Rajon Rondo placed fifth in the voting for the second year in a row (45 points). 

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04/18/2011 - 3:59pm
Scutaro: 'It's all about winning here'

The striking emergence of Jed Lowrie has come at the expense of playing time for Marco Scutaro. With Lowrie amidst a seven-game hitting streak in which he is hitting .625 (15-for-24), he has cemented himself -- at least for now -- as an everyday player for the Sox. As a result, Marco Scutaro (hitting .188 with a .547 OPS) has been left to sit for three of the last four games.

But despite the fact that Lowrie has effectively supplanted him for now, Scutaro is not complaining.

"It's all about winning here," said Scutaro. "I'm fine. It’s special being on a winning team. Being on a losing team is no fun at all. Right now, [manager Terry Francona] is just trying to put the best guys out there to win games."

Scutaro said that it wasn't necessary for Francona to explain the playing time division to him.

"You don’t have to [talk to the manager] to understand what’s going on," said...

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