Former Bruin Brad Boyes took a pass from former Boston College star Nathan Gerbe and scored on a sprawling Tim Thomas with 1:16 left in overtime to lead the Sabres to a 4-3 win over the Bruins Thursday night at TD Garden. The Bruins have lost three straight after a season-best seven-game win streak.
Playing his first game since his hit on Max Pacioretty Tuesday in Montreal, Zdeno Chara received support from the sellout TD Garden crowd as he skated his first shift 30 seconds in to chants of "Chara, Chara, Chara." He also delivered a big hit later in the first period on Jason Pominville, which led to a break out and a chance for Nathan Horton.
But Chara and the Bruins fought the Sabres and the referees whistle all night as they were called for seven penalties that led to a pair of Buffalo power play goals. After Gregory Campbell gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead just 2:18 into the third, Mark Recchi and...
Former Bruins captain Joe Thornton suggested Thursday that the NHL rules favorably in the case of the Bruins when it comes to disciplining Boston players. He told The Globe and Mail that he isn't sure why it happens, but that it does.
“It’s just something with Boston,” Thornton said. “It just seems like they have a horseshoe. We’ve seen the [Milan] Lucic cross-check to the head [of Dominic Moore] earlier, and there’s no disciplinary thing.
“It’s just something about Boston and the disciplinary [process] is on their side. I’m not sure why that is. I’m not assuming that Colin’s kid is on the team and that’s why, but it’s really bizarre.”
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley to talk about the team and their loss to the Clippers. "We really haven't been playing great, but we've been getting away with wins and last night was a good wake-up call for us," Ainge said. "We can't just show up and think we're going to win. We have to come to the gym ready to win."
Ainge said that blaming the new players for defensive shortcomings was "an excuse." He continued, "When we were all together I thought one of the worst defensive games we played all year was against Phoenix [in late January]. It's just bad rotations. It's the point of attack. It's how we're defending the pick and roll and it's not any new guys. It's not any new guys. It's guys who have been on the court together in a lot of cases. I think it's effort. I think it's focus."
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Reggie Jackson had 27 points, six assists and five rebounds and fifth-seeded Boston College opened the ACC tournament with a convincing 81-67 victory over 12-seeded Wake Forest on Friday afternoon.
With the victory, BC hit the 20-win mark (20-11) and earned a date with fourth-seeded Clemson in Friday's quarterfinal Game 2 (approximately 2:30 p.m.). That follows top-seeded North Carolina's opener against Miami.
Also for BC, Joe Trapani scored 22 points and Biko Paris netted 21. The Eagles shot 53.7 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the arc, led by Paris (6-of-10 treys). Jackson, Trapani and Paris combined to hit 25-of-37 shots. The Eagles again were efficient with the basketball, collecting assists on 17 of their 29 baskets.
Travis McKie led Wake with 16 points. J.T. Terrell and Gary Clark each had 15.
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Carl Crawford went 1-for-3 with an infield single and a diving catch in his first ever game against the Rays, but Tampa Bay pushed across a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth to claim an 8-6 walkoff win. The Sox entered the ninth trailing, 5-4, but Oscar Tejeda and Larry Sutton hit back-to-back solo homers to tie the game. However, Alfredo Aceves -- in his third inning of work -- gave up a game-tying double to ex-Sox Casey Kotchman and then a game-winning two-run homer to Robinson Chirinos.
Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed the first five Rays runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings, including a homer by Rays catcher John Jaso. He also permitted two walks while striking out two. In three starts, the right-hander now has an 11.42 ERA. While he felt his slider was effective, he believes he needs to continue sharpening his slider and changeup.
"At this point, I'm not too worried but I feel...
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We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
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Florio on the NFL.
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Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies drove 95 miles to fight Knicks head coach Derek Fisher over Barnes' ex-wife. Also, Skip Bayless is reportedly not very happy with how things are going over at First Take.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins Ordway, Merloni and Fauria to talk about the start of the NHL season and to give a little insight on the new additions to this Bruins team.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about last night's Cubs/Pirates Wild Card game and how they wish Joe Kelly could have a similar career path as Jake Arrieta. Also, Lou rants about how much he hates the one game playoff.
Dale, Michael and Jerry are live from the Harp for Bruins opening night and we're breaking down what to expect from the black and gold.
We close out the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed out on.
We await opening night and talk B's with DJ Bean live from the Harp.
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
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Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and TheMackReport.com preview all things Hockey East and take a look at Harvard as well. Nate Leaman, head coach of the defending national champion Providence College Friars, joins the show as well.
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