It wasn't the prettiest game, but the Bruins held off the Canadiens, 2-1, Thursday night at TD Garden.
Jordan Caron scored 1:23 into the game, taking advantage of a good bounce off a Johnny Boychuk dump-in and tapping the puck into the open net. Goaltender Carey Price had left his net to tend to the puck, but it bounced off the end boards and in front to Caron. Milan Lucic made it 2-0 early in the third period with a backhander in front of the net that may have been tipped in by Habs defenseman Josh Gorges.
Tim Thomas lost his shutout bid with 7:14 remaining in the contest when Shea Weber beat the Bruins' netminder with a wrist-shot. Former Bruin Tomas Kaberle picked up the primary assist on the goal.
Thursday's game concluded a four-game home stand for the Bruins. The team will begin a four-game road-trip Saturday night when they face the Hurricanes.
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Dennis Clifford scored 15 points, including the game-winning basket with 42 seconds remaining, as Boston College edged Clemson, 59-57, in an ACC game Thursday night at Conte Forum.
Lonnie Jackson added 14 points for the Eagles, who improved to 6-10 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Andre Young scored 12 points for Clemson (9-7, 1-1), while Milton Jennings had nine points and 15 rebounds.
Both teams struggled from the free throw line in the final minute, missing 3-of-4 apiece. The most costly misses belonged to Clemson's Devin Booker, who was fouled while grabbing an offensive rebound with one second left and his team down by two points. Booker missed the first free throw and then, while missing the second intentionally, was called for entering the lane before the ball hit the rim. BC then inbounded the ball to run out the clock.
Clifford gave BC a 58-56 lead on an off-balance lay-in with 42 seconds remaining. But with...
WALTHAM -- Keyon Dooling and Jermaine O'Neal both didn't practice on Thursday and coach Doc Rivers said Dooling was questionable for Friday's game against Chicago with a sore knee. "They’re all questionable, but yes, I think Keyon is [questionable]," Rivers said. "I think JO will go."
If Dooling can't play, Rivers could use rookie E'Twaun Moore or veteran Marquis Daniels in his place. Moore could emerge as a second ballhandler, although he hasn't had the opportunity yet. Daniels lost his spot in the rotation to Mickael Pietrus, but could play some off-guard minutes between Pietrus and Avery Bradley.
"Either they’ll play together or Pietrus will play because Pietrus is playing, I can tell you that," Rivers said. "Then Marquis will fit in whenever we need him."
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Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, in an interview on The Big Show, suggested that the notion that the Celtics have looked "too old" at this point in the season has basis. While he noted that it is early in the season, and the team still is working its way into shape (particularly with Paul Pierce still trying to get into shape after missing all of training camp due to injury), Ainge had a dim view of his 4-5 team following what he referred to as a "miserable" performance in Wednesday's loss to the Mavericks.
"I think that’s a fair assessment right now," Ainge said when asked whether the team looks too old. "Nine games into the season, yeah, that would be a fair assessment, but I’m hoping that guys are better than they’re playing and they have something left, but time will tell."
Ainge cited two key areas that required improvement, beyond the conditioning...
FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was removed from the Patriots injury report on Thursday, a day where New England had perfect attendance at practice. Check out the full report here:
CB Kyle Arrington (foot)
OL Marcus Cannon (ankle)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
G Logan Mankins (knee)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
T Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
LB Tracy White (abdomen)
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Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Gerry and Kirk pepper Ken Laird with questions about his Indian in laws.
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.
The guys talked about the Cubs run to the World Series and what it means for Theo Epstein and Headlines with Kirk.
Glenn, Lou and Christian open the show talking about the Patriots win in Pittsburgh, touching on everything from Gronk's post game '69' joke, Gostkowski missing an extra point and the rest of that win against the Steelers.
Glenn, Lou and Christian try to figure out what the hell is going on with Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, and why he is missing all these kicks.
Randy Moss was very vocal about Roger Goodell and how he handles the league, Tim Hasselbeck tried not to offend the Mara family, and Tom Brady took a subtle jab at the NFL. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about these three guys who all made comments about the NFL's handling of domestic violence.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!