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01/21/2012 - 4:44pm
Rangers beat clock, Bruins in OT
By: DJ Bean

 Two brilliant saves weren't enough for Tuukka Rask, as Marian Gaborik buried a third-chance bid with 3.6 remaining in overtime to give the Rangers a 3-2 win over the Bruins Saturday at TD Garden. 

The goal was Gaborik's second of the day, and it came with the Rangers on the power play thanks to a bad charging penalty from Andrew Ference. 

Ryan Callahan beat Rask with a wrist shot 1:31 into the second period, but a fight between Shawn Thornton and Mike Rupp seemed to wake the B's up. Ference scored his fourth goal of the season to tie the game at 3:28, and the game stayed tied until Marian Gaborik slapped an unsettled puck past Rask at 14:30. Adam McQuaid tied the game with 29 seconds left in the period, notching his second goal of the season. 

Rask made 26 saves on 28 shots from the Rangers in regulation, losing for the first time in eight games. Henrik Lundqvist picked up the win for New York.

The Bruins will...

01/21/2012 - 4:44pm
Rangers beat clock, Bruins in OT
By: DJ Bean

 Two brilliant saves weren't enough for Tuukka Rask, as Marian Gaborik buried a third-chance bid with 3.6 remaining in overtime to give the Rangers a 3-2 win over the Bruins Saturday at TD Garden. 

The goal was Gaborik's second of the day, and it came with the Rangers on the power play thanks to a bad charging penalty from Andrew Ference. 

Ryan Callahan beat Rask with a wrist shot 1:31 into the second period, but a fight between Shawn Thornton and Mike Rupp seemed to wake the B's up. Ference scored his fourth goal of the season to tie the game at 3:28, and the game stayed tied until Marian Gaborik slapped an unsettled puck past Rask at 14:30. Adam McQuaid tied the game with 29 seconds left in the period, notching his second goal of the season. 

Rask made 26 saves on 28 shots from the Rangers in regulation, losing for the first time in eight games. Henrik Lundqvist picked up the win for New York.

The Bruins will...

01/21/2012 - 4:04pm
Rondo game time decision for Sunday

Rajon Rondo was on the Celtics flight to Washington for their game on Sunday afternoon against the Wizards and has not been ruled out yet. Per a team spokeman, Rondo will be a game time decision with a sprained right wrist. 

The All-Star guard injured his wrist on Wednesday late in the third quarter against Toronto when he took a hard fall after a Flagrant-1 foul from Linas Kleiza. He left the game with the Celtics comfortably ahead and didn't play on Friday in a 79-71 loss to the Suns that saw the Celtics record their lowest point-total of the season.

All 15 players were on the flight including Keyon Dooling who has missed the last five game with a knee injury and Chris Wilcox who has been out four games with a strained left calf. 

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


01/21/2012 - 3:11pm
McKie leads Wake Forest past BC

Travis McKie had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Wake Forest never trailed in capturing a 71-56 victory over Boston College Saturday afternoon at Conte Forum.

Ryan Anderson posted team highs of 13 points and 11 rebounds for BC (7-12, 2-3 ACC), which shot just 30 percent from the field and 19 percent from 3-point range (4-for-21). Jordan Daniels contributed 12 points and five assists.

C.J. Harris added 15 points for Wake Forest (11-8, 2-3).

Wake had an eight-point lead at the half, 34-26. The Eagles cut it to four points at 44-40 after a Matt Humphrey 3-pointer with 11:49 remaining. Wake then went on an 8-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer from McKie, and BC never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.

BC is back in action Thursday with a game at 15th-ranked Virginia.

For more BC news, visit The BC Blog.


01/21/2012 - 2:17pm
Savard not confident he'll play again
By: DJ Bean

Bruins forward Marc Savard, who is out for the season with post-concussion syndrome, made a rare appearance at TD Garden Saturday to unveil the suite he recently bought for patients dealing with head trauma at Children's Hospital. 

Savard has been plagued with head issues since receiving a blindside hit to the head from Penguins forward Matt Cooke on March 7, 2010. A routine hit from Matt Hunwick on Jan. 22, 2011 ended his campaign last season, and it was announced prior to this season that he would not play. Savard said Saturday the chances of him ever playing again might be slim. 

"Right now, the way I’m still feeling and the daily issues I’m having, it’s tough to see a bright future right now, to be honest with you," he said. "It’s tough. I still have my tough days that I want to get back and play, but at the end of the day, I know if I possibly got hit again, what could happen. It’s a day...

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