Mike McLaughlin scored the game's first two goals and Chris Rawlings turned away all 41 shots as Northeastern blanked Harvard, 4-0, Monday night in the opening game of the opening round of the 2011 Beanpot championship at TD Garden. It was Northeastern's first Beanpot shutout since they blanked Harvard, 2-0, in the 1997 consolation contest.
McLaughlin scored his second 1:47 into the second period to allow Northeastern to stake control. Steve Silva and Brodie Reid also scored for the Huskies, who improve to 9-11-6, advance to the title game for the second time in three years and for the seventh time since 1988, the last year they won the Beanpot. They will play Boston College, which beat Boston University, 3-2, in overtime, in the nightcap. This will mark just the third time in the 59 years of the tournament that Northeastern and BC will meet in the Beanpot final, with team having won once.
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The Bruins announced on Monday that they have recalled winger Jordan Caron from Providence. Caron began the season in the NHL before being sent down on Dec. 6.
In 20 games for Boston this season, Caron had three goals and four assists for seven points. He had 6-11=17 totals for Providence over 27 games.
The Bruins are currently without winger Daniel Paille for the next three games due to a four-game suspension, and will not have Marc Savard for the rest of the season.
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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen joined The Big Show Monday to talk about the Super Bowl and the performance of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
"He's played so well, he's so confident, and so skilled," said Mortensen of Rodgers, who passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers' win over Pittsburgh. "It's nice to have that type of skill set. The composure you keep when receivers are dropping critical passes, five or six critical passes. And to be willing to forget about it and throw one to Jordy Nelson … I thought that composure was extraordinary and his skill set is really off the charts. Now we get to enjoy him hopefully for the next couple of years."
As for the Packers, Mortensen really began to believe in them as a possible Super Bowl contender following the Sunday night loss to the Patriots in Week 15.
"That was the night I said, 'That's is a pretty...
An emotional Marc Savard took the podium at TD Garden for the second time in as many seasons on Monday as he discussed his 2010-11 season ending after just 25 games. Savard has suffered two concussions in just over 10 months, with the most recent coming on Jan. 22.
With Savard having incurred four concussions over the course of his career and Peter Chiarelli saying the center was "frustrated" with struggling with the speed of the game when he did return from post-concussion syndrome in December, Savard said he is avoiding the inevitable decision of whether he might retire.
"I'm trying to stay away from that right now," Savard said Monday. "It's tough enough as it is not to be able to finish the season. Obviously, we're going to get some more medical stuff done, some tests, and then I'll be able to make a clearer decision on what my future is.
"Right now, I'm...
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday that center Marc Savard will not play again this season, thus ending Savard's 2010-11 campaign after 25 games. Savard, 33, suffered his most recent concussion on Jan. 22 against the Avalanche and left the game after taking a hit in the corner from former teammate Matt Hunwick.
"We've decided that Marc won't be playing for the rest of the regular season or the playoffs," Chiarelli said Monday at a press conference at TD Garden.
The concussion was the fourth of Savard's career and the second in just over 10 months, as he was the victim of a Matt Cooke blindside hit to the head last March.
After missing the rest of the 2009-10 regular season but returning for the playoffs, Savard missed the first 23 games of this season with post-concussion syndrome before returning in December. In his 25 games this season, Savard had two goals and eight...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Jason defended himself against Minihane.
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Former NFL running back Eddie George is upset that Judge Berman overturned Tom Brady's suspension and is speaking out, calling Tom Brady a cheater.
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.
Adam Schefter joins the show to talk about the breaking news that Tom Brady's suspension has been overturned, and gives his inside opinion on the result.
Now that the ruling has been overturned, Dale and Holley with Thornton check in with the legal analyst that was at the forefront of this case... SI's Michael McCann
Now that Brady is free, here's a recap of a good amount of the hate they faced the last 8 months.
We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Larry is still upset about Belichick's postgame answers, but Craig just wants Larry to admit that maybe Bill is not "the genius". In fact, maybe a lot of his success was due to having some pretty good players. The guys go on to discuss Belichick's legacy.More from this show