Milan Hejduk beat Tuukka Rask with a wrist shot just under eight minutes into the third period and Semyon Varlamov turned away all 30 Bruins shots to lead the Avalanche to a 1-0 win over the Bruins in Monday matinee at TD Garden. The Bruins dropped two-of-three in their season-opening homestand as Stanley Cup champs.
Rask, making his first start of the season in net, was solid for the first 40 minutes, turning away all 26 shots. He stopped the first five shots of the third period before Hejduk skated to an open spot in the left circle and snapped a wrister past Rask, beating the Bruins goalie to the far post.
The Bruins did have several spectacular scoring chances on Varlamov, including a 2-on-1 late in the second period, featuring Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, whose shot was turned away. Milan Lucic was all alone in front of Varlamov with just under six minutes left in regulation but couldn't find the back of the net. The Bruins...
The Jets entered Sunday's game against the Patriots with controversy swirling around the team when a report emerged claiming Jets wide receivers went to Rex Ryan to complain about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. The Jets refuted the report, but during Sunday's game, it appeared that receiver Derrick Mason was benched during the first half.
According to a report from Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, Mason was benched because of critical comments he made following last week's loss to Baltimore.
In his postgame press conference, Ryan denied benching Mason, saying he simply wanted to give rookie receiver Jeremy Kerley more opportunities. Mason also declined to answer questions about his absence through the first half, saying "You've got to ask coach about that."
Kerley made three...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday.
Brady ran off the field at the end of the game without shaking hands, and he was shorter than usual in his postgame press conference. He explained that it was a combination of frustration and weariness.
"I expect a lot out of our team, just like our coaches do and all the players do," he said. "I thought we were capable of playing better than we did yesterday. Even though we won -- yeah, I feel great about that. Believe me, I know how tough it is to win and how much it sucks to lose. And we played a good team yesterday that has been a tough opponent for us and is a tough opponent every single time we play them. But I thought we made it a little tougher than it needed to be."
Asked why he seems more serious in general lately, Brady answered: "There's a lot that goes into every...
A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday after running toward the seventh green at CordeValle golf course in San Martin, Calif., and throwing a hot dog in the direction of Tiger Woods during the final round of the Frys.com Open. "I was kind of focusing on my putt when he started yelling," said Woods, who finished in a tie for 30th. "Next thing I know, he laid on the ground and looked like he wanted to be arrested, really, because he laid on the ground, put his hands behind his back and turned his head."
The man told police he wasn't throwing the hot dog at Woods, even though he called Woods' name before tossing it in the air. "He was very cooperative," Sgt. Jose Cardoza said. "They said, 'Why did you do this?' He just shook his head in guilt or remorse. He didn't give a reason why he did it."
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FOXBORO -- Rex Ryan spoke to the media following the Jets' 30-21 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. The Jets have now lost three straight games and stand two games behind the Patriots (and Bills) in the AFC East standings.
"Obviously, they are the better team right now," Ryan said. "The score indicated that. I was encouraged, though, by our team. We did some good things. We got back to some runs and completions. I thought we did some good things offensively. Against New England, you've got to get off the field. We couldn't do that, and you've got to give them all the credit. That's an excellent football team and we've got to be smarter, got to play smarter."
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Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
We check in with safety Patrick Chung for a brief visit on Patriots Monday and discuss the win over Houston, and the upcoming game against the Bills.
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.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with Sox slugger David Ortiz in his final regular season week of his career. We touch on the 2016 Sox heading into the playoffs, retirement, memories and Jose Fernandez.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
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.
The 6am hour upload from Monday with Mike Mutnansky in with Kirk and Gerry, with first thoughts from the guys on several of the big weekend stories in sports
Who is more important, Brady or Belichick? Tim Hasselbeck is pissed at Kirk and Gerry and Dan Le Batard cried.
Mut, Gerry and Kirk discussed a column ripping Ortiz and Kirk is pissed at Curtis.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian invite Anthony L. Fisher of "The Week" on the show to explain his article where he discusses why David Ortiz is a jerk and a fraud.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are slightly taken aback by Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback article where Paul Brown, not Bill Belichick is named the greatest Coach of all time.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the Jimmy G vs. Brady conundrum, and then delve into the atrocious AFC.
We sit down with the head coach of the Patriots Bill Belichick to break down the win over Houston, and look ahead to the Buffalo Bills this Sunday.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
Thomas and Conor give a breakdown of the BC-Wagner game this weekend and look forward to next week's Buffalo game.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about Andrew Benintendi's knee sprain and what that will mean going down the stretch, David Ortiz's ability to keep himself healthy at age 40, and how Pablo Sandoval can return from his season off.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
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