The Bruins saw the Senators come back in the third period Thursday and defeat the defending champs, 2-1, at TD Garden.
Milan Lucic got the Bruins on the board in the first period with a power-play goal, and the B's dictated the pace of the game for much of the first two periods.
After registering just 10 shots on Tim Thomas in the first two periods, the Senators got goals from Daniel Alfredsson and David Rundblad, the latter of which came on the power play with 4:01 remaining in regulation.
The Bruins went 1-for-6 on the power play, while the Senators went 1-for-4.
The B's will wrap up the preseason Saturday night in Bridgeport, Conn., against the Islanders.
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In his year-ending evaluation of the Red Sox, general manager Theo Epstein praised free agents-to-be David Ortiz and Jonathan Papelbon for their impact on the team on and off the field. Following a season in which Ortiz hit .309 with a .398 OBP, .554 slugging mark and .953 OPS with 29 homers and 96 RBI, and one in which Papelbon converted 31 of 34 save opportunities while producing a 2.94 ERA, striking out 87 and walking 10, Epstein suggested -- without going into detail -- that he would like to see both players in Red Sox uniforms in 2012.
“I can’t say too much about that now expect the general and the obvious. We’d love to have both guys back, if there’s a way to do that,” Epstein said. “They’ve been huge contributors here not only on the field but as leaders. David’s been that way for a long time, been the face of the franchise and an instrumental figure in our clubhouse. I actually told Pap earlier...
Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, in an assessment of the state of his organization in the aftermath of the dramatic end of his team's season just after midnight on Thursday morning, said that the Sox "don't believe in scapegoats" and that "no one blames [manager Terry Francona] for what happened in September," when the Sox saw a nine-game lead over the Rays evaporate while going 7-20.
However, Epstein also suggested that a clarification on Francona's status going forward would have to wait. The Red Sox manager is at the end of a three-year contract, with the team holding a two-year option that would keep him in Boston for 2012 and 2013. Epstein suggested that decisions about the future of Red Sox personnel, including Francona and Epstein himself, would be up for discussion in the coming days in meetings with the Red Sox' ownership group.
"We all failed collectively. Kind of failed collectively in this...
Red Sox GM Theo Epstein confirmed that Kevin Youkilis will undergo surgery to repair his sports hernia and added that second baseman Dustin Pedroia will have the screw in his left foot -- inserted a year ago to promote healing -- removed on Friday. He is expected to face a four- to six-week timetable for recovery.
Those were the only two planned surgeries he noted, though he did say that there were other players who would require "follow up on some nagging issues and issues that have healed but [that] we want to make sure they heal completely during the offseason."
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FOXBORO -- Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth missed practice on Thursday with a back problem, but offensive lineman Logan Mankins was back in a limited role after missing Wednesday’s practice with an illness. Here’s the complete Thursday injury report for the Patriots:
Did Not Practice
DL Albert Haynesworth (back)
TE Aaron Hernandez (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)
CB Kyle Arrington (chest)
CB Leigh Bodden (groin)
S Patrick Chung (hand)
CB Ras-I Dowling (hip)
DL Shaun Ellis (knee)
LB Gary Guyton (hamstring)
OG Logan Mankins (illness)
LB Jerod Mayo (thigh)
P Zoltan Mesko (left knee)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
OL Ryan Wendell (calf)
S Josh Barrett (thumb)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim are in Chicago where the Red Sox are playing the White Sox and Commissioner Manfred stops by the booth for half an inning.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The show goes completely off the rails in the final hour as Gerry tells stories of dogs that were killed when he was a child, and Kirk says he's probably going to own a dog very soon.
Producer candidate, Lucy, defends herself regarding attacks on her abilities to do the job, from Paul and Ken.
Oscar de la Hoya says that Donald Trump is a notorious cheater on the links.
Johnny Manziel had his arraignment today, and a Texas Judge has ordered that he cannot contact his former Girlfriend; the guys react, and talk about the obscurity on which "Johnny Football" might be teetering.
Will there be a big trade? What should the C's do with their draft picks this year? Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Danny's options
Glenn and Christian delve deep into Lou "Gossiping" on Kirk Minihane's "Enough About Me" Podcast; accompanied by select audio clips
We discuss Sir Charles' latest comments from TNT about taking out one of the Cavaliers. This leads to a full discussion about Barkley, the softness of the Hawks, how this used to always happen in the NBA and much more.
Discussion of David Ortiz's clutch HR vs the White Sox leads us into a total discussion of David Ortiz's legacy in Boston, and whether or not he should actually retire.
Inspired by him asking the Hawks to 'take out' one of the Cavaliers, we focus on four other dumb things that Charles Barkley has said in the media.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mike Mutnansky handicaps the 142nd running of the the Kentucky Derby with Matt Bernier of the Daily Racing Form, award-winning author Dick Jerardi courtesy of Xpressbet.com and Daily Racing Form clocker Mike Vesce.
Ben, Russ & Alex talk about the UCL semi-finals, which have resulted in an Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid final. They also talk about the unbelievable story of Leicester City winning the English Premier League.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and what it means to the future of the offensive line, new safeties coach Steve Belichick and his football relationship to his dad and recap the Patriots 2016 draft and what to expect from some of the higher profile selections in their upcoming rookie season.
We check in for the national perspective on Tom Brady's reinstated suspension from MMQB/SI's Peter KingMore from this show
Is the fire out? The passion Patriots fans once held for this topic seems to have fizzled. We explore what the Patriots do from here, especially the first four games of the season.More from this show
The guys look at what's next for Tom Brady.More from this show
In the latest edition of the It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with ESPN's Field Yates about the Patriots and what they'll do at quarterback in the wake of the latest Deflategate ruling. Chris and Field also discuss how New England is going to approach this year's draft, as well as how the Pats stack up against the rest of the AFC East at this point of the offseason.More from this show