VANCOUVER -- The Bruins have returned to Vancouver having tied the Stanley Cup finals after dropping the series' first two games and winning two at home. Though the 2-0 hole may have seemed insurmountable, the Bruins were able to overcome it for the second time this offseason. With the team still two wins away from their first Stanley Cup championship since 1972, center Patrice Bergeron said now is not the time for the B's to feel accomplished.
"We've done it against Montreal, when were down 2-0 [in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals], so we knew we could do it, but with that being said, we haven't done anything yet," Bergeron said Thursday at Rogers Arena. "Yes, we came back, but we need to make sure we're not stopping there."
The Bruins and Canucks will play Game 5 Friday night at Rogers Arena.
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The Red Sox will start Marco Scutaro at second base and bat him second in the final game of their three-game series with the Yankees on Thursday in New York. Scutaro is in the lineup in place of Dustin Pedroia who returned to Boston to have his knee examined.
The Sox took the first two games of the series and have Josh Beckett on the mound for the finale against Yankee lefty C.C. Sabathia. Here is the rest of the Sox lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
Carl Crawford LF
Mike Cameron RF
Jason Varitek C
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft sounded an optimistic note on Thursday afternoon regarding recent talks between the players and owners, but added that there’s still “a lot left to solve” when it comes to ending the lockout.
“We’re talking about how we improve the game and how we solve our problems and the only issue is how do we get football back, no other agendas,” he told reporters. “I think thats a very positive thing, but we still have a lot of hard work to do. A lot left to solve. At least we’re there talking to one another.
“The good news for me is both sides care about — having the union and the players involved there and the owners and the commissioner, we all care about the health of this game long term and thats our sole focus, so building on that is gratifying.”
The lockout, which will reach its’ 90th day on Friday, is the longest work stoppage...
The Celtics team twitter feed relayed several quotes from team president Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers on Thursday. "We're as good as the teams playing in the Finals right now," Ainge said. "We have a great chance (next season) with our guys right now." Ainge added, "Continuity breeds stability and success. We'll make subtle changes (to the roster)."
Rivers was also quoted as saying he liked the current makeup of the team. " I like our nucleus. It's getting old but they're really good players," Rivers said. "Next year we have another shot at it. I'm excited about 2011-12."
As for the upcoming draft, Ainge echoed what many observers have felt: This is not a strong class. "There's not a lot of players who could change a franchise," he said. "We need bigs more than we need smalls."
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Former Red Sox prospect Anthony Rizzo will be added to the roster of the Padres on Thursday and is expected to make his major league debut against the Nationals.
The 21-year-old Rizzo -- acquired by the Padres in the Adrian Gonzalez trade -- was batting .365 with 16 home runs and 63 RBIs for Triple-A Tucson, and his 1.159 OPS led all Pacific Coast League players.
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.