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05/03/2010 - 8:37pm
Lucic powers Bruins to 2-0 series lead

Milan Lucic's goal with 2:57 left in regulation was the difference as the Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, in Game 2 Monday night at TD Garden, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. 

 

The Bruins took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 on goals by Johnny Boychuk and Miroslav Satan in the first and second periods, respectively. But each time, Philadelphia answered with goals in the closing minute of a period. With 2:54 left in the first, Mike Richards scored to make it 1-1 after 20 minutes. Late in the second, Daniel Briere came out of the penalty box and beat Tuukka Rask with a wrister with just 24.8 seconds left to tie the game at the second intermission. 

 

Game 3 is Wednesday night at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. 

 

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05/03/2010 - 6:36pm
Doc endorses Thibs for head coaching job

CLEVELAND -- Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau has interviewed for several head coaching jobs in the past and there have been reports that he is in considersation for several head coaching vacancies with the Clippers, Sixers, Nets and Hornets. Doc Rivers endoresed him before Game 2. "Tom Thibodeau in my opinion should be a head coach now, and should have been one," Rivers said. "Hopefully he gets a shot." ...

05/03/2010 - 5:18pm
Francona: '[Roberts] can outrun anything'

Red Sox manager Terry Francona first heard whispers of a diagnosis of cancer for Dave Roberts last week. Though he has not yet been in direct contact with his former outfielder, Francona did sound a note of optimism about the 37-year-old's prospects in his recovery from Hodgkins lymphoma.

 

"I expect Davey can outrun anything," said Francona. "He’s got a lot of people here pulling for him. I think he probably feels that everywhere. Everywhere he’s been, I would think he’s got people pulling for him."


05/03/2010 - 4:23pm
Francona: Losing feels like 'end of the world'

Prior to Monday's game against the Angels, Red Sox manager Terry Francona discussed his team's struggles and the difficulty of handling his team's 11-14 start out of the gate. The manager suggested that it is natural for players to press, especially given that a slow start tends to magnify attention on a team's poor performance. "I think it magnifies things. You know what though, I don’t know that I’ve ever been here and felt like losing wasn’t the end of the world," said Francona. "That’s difficult when it’s your job, but also, that’s part of what makes this place special. You show up here, and every game means something. And it means something to us too. And I don’t want that to go away. We have a lot of responsibility here. We have great fans. There’s a lot of attention from the media. Maybe losing’s easier when there’s two media members here, or no fans. That’s not what we...

05/03/2010 - 3:21pm
Dave Roberts being treated for lymphoma

Dave Roberts, the owner of the most famous stolen base in Red Sox history, is under treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

 

Roberts, 37 years old and a special assistant for the San Diego Padres, was diagnosed in March and says that his prognosis is "good." The 10-year MLB veteran has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy.

 

The outfielder played just 45 regular season games with the Red Sox in his one season with the club (2004), but it was his stolen base and run scored in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS that many count as the starting point to the now-legendary comeback vs. the Yankees.

 


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