The Bruins did not practice Sunday after their 2-1 victory in double-overtime over the Canadiens on Saturday night, though select members of the team and coach Claude Julien were at TD Garden to discuss the state of affairs with the team leading the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, 3-2.
The B's, who found themselves in a hole after dropping the first two games of the season, have won three straight games, including the last two in overtime. Now one win away from going to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the third time in as many years, Julien said he does not anticipate an easy time as the B's try to clinch the series in Montreal on Tuesday.
"I think we just have to turn the page here and understand there is another full game to be played," Julien said Sunday. "When you win three in a row you should feel confident. But again, there is a lot of work to be done. We know this next game is going to be the toughest one. You...
Daisuke Matsuzaka delivered his second straight outing of utter dominance. The right-hander permitted just one hit -- a comebacker off the bat of Alberto Callaspo that nearly tore his head off in the second inning -- over eight shutout innings to lead the Red Sox past the Angels, 5-0. The Sox have now won seven of eight, while claiming wins in 12 of their last 13 against the Halos dating to last year.
Matsuzaka had one of his better pitch mixes in memory. His 91-92 mph fastball, slider, changeup and cutter and generated a number of swings and misses as the right-hander punched out nine, his most since last May. The right-hander became the first pitcher since Freddy Garcia in 2006 to pitch at least seven shutout innings while allowing one or fewer hits in back-to-back outings; the last Red Sox to accomplish the feat was Pedro Martinez in 2002.
The Sox provided all the offensive support that Matsuzaka would need in the second inning, when Carl...
Nathan Horton scored with 10:57 left in the second overtime to lift the Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 5 Saturday night at TD Garden. The Bruins become the first team in the series to win on home ice and can advance to the second round for the third straight year with a win on Tuesday night in Game 6 in Montreal.
The two teams played an up-tempo first period, with the Bruins outshooting the Canadiens, 12-10. The best scoring chance came off the stick of Tomas Plekanec midway through when he had Tim Thomas out of position and an empty net in front of him. But Game 4 hero Michael Ryder slid to the ice and gloved Plekanec's shot away to keep the game scoreless. The game settled down in the second with the two teams combining for 15 shots. Eventually, the two teams would combine for 96 shots, with the Bruins outshooting the Canadiens, 51-45.
The Bruins finally broke through with 15:27 left in regulation when Carey Price...
Speaking to the Associated Press in Oklahoma City at his free football camp for kids, Patriots Wes Welker talked about how much he is enjoying the freedom the current NFL lockout has afforded him this offseason.
"It's awesome because I'm on my own schedule," Welker said. "I don't have to talk to anybody; I don't have to see anybody. You see some of the same faces all the time. It's kind of nice not to have to look at them anymore and see them. I'm kind of enjoying it.
"I like being able to train on my own and be able to do some of my things. It's good to be with the team, but it's kind of nice."
Welker, who said he hasn't been part of any organized workouts with Patriots teammates, added, "I think once people start losing paychecks, it'll probably be a little bit different. But I'm not too...
Jason Varitek will catch Daisuke Matsuzaka for the third time this season, while Kevin Youkilis returns to the Red Sox lineup after taking a day off due to a shin injury as the Sox take on the Angels in the meeting of the teams' four-game set in Anaheim.
The following is the Red Sox lineup against LA starter Ervin Santana:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
J.D. Drew RF
Carl Crawford LF
Jason Varitek C
Daisuke Matsuzaka P
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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.