On his second shot of the game, Marc Savard scored with 6:08 left in the first overtime as the Bruins beat Philadelphia, 5-4, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday afternoon at TD Garden, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The goal came on a delayed penalty against the Flyers. Savard was playing his first game since suffering a concussion on March 7.
Patrice Bergeron scored and assisted on another and Dennis Wideman added three assists, including on the game-winner, as the Bruins built leads of 2-0 and 3-1. Marco Sturm was injured and had to be helped off the ice in the opening three minutes of the game with an apparent right knee injury and did not return. His replacement on the Bergeron-Mark Recchi line, Steve Begin, scored the game's first goal. The Flyers tied the game on a spectacular rush by Daniel Briere, who split defenseman Wideman and Matt Hunwick to beat Tuukka Rask with just 3:...
The Red Sox' lineup against Orioles' starter Brad Bergesen Saturday night in Baltimore is as follows: Scutaro SS, Pedroia 2B, Martinez C, Youkilis 1B, Drew RF, Ortiz DH, Beltre 3B, McDonald LF, Van Every CF, Matsuzaka P. For how the Red Sox hitters have fared against Bergesen see the Full Count Blog by clicking here.
Marco Sturm will not return to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals after colliding with Philadelphia's Matt Carle along the offensive corner boards early in the first period and apparently banging his right knee. He was helped off the ice by teammates Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Sturm's replacement, Steve Begin, scored the game's first goal, his first in 30 playoff games. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.
Red Sox reliever Alan Embree, just two days after being called up to the majors, was told after his team's 5-4 loss to the Orioles on Friday that he was being designated for assignment to clear a roster spot for starter Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will make his regular season debut on Saturday in Baltimore.
“They said, ‘It sucks. There’s no good way to put this,’” Embree told reporters. “It’s one of those things where, I mean, I knew what the numbers were coming in. It was going to be kind of dicey one way or the other. It’s going to be either four days or I’m going to be here. It came up and my number was picked.”
Embree did not pitch in a game in his second tour with the Red Sox. The 40-year-old signed a minor league contract during spring training that called for him to earn a $500,000 salary if added to the major league roster. The Sox are now responsible for...
The Red Sox appeared headed to an impressive 4-3 come-from-behind victory when J.D. Drew delivered a go-ahead homer for Boston in the top of the eighth. But the bullpen betrayed that advantage in Baltimore, as Orioles third baseman Miguel Tejada smashed a game-tying homer off of Daniel Bard in the eighth inning, then delivered a game-winning single back up the middle in the bottom of the 10th, as Baltimore claimed a 5-4, walkoff victory.
J.D. Drew hit a pair of homers for the Sox, and Dustin Pedroia also went deep. That put Sox starter John Lackey (7 IP, 3R, 2ER, 3BB, 6K) in position for a win, until Tejada's late heroics pushed the Orioles to victory.
With the loss, the Sox finished April with an 11-12 record.
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The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.
Tom E. Curran calls the boys during his layover in Denver and gets right into the Deflategate craziness. Tom talks about his knowledge of the situation including his thoughts on if the NFL was indeed trying to set up and catch the Pats in the act. He gets into the relationship between Belichick and the league office, Belichick and Kraft and the actual game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Greg and Steve discuss the Deflategate debacle with callers and give their theories as to what went down in Foxboro last week against the Colts. Both guys think that Pats may be guilty of doing something to the balls, but that so do most other teams. Will Belichick and Brady be punished? Not if the NFL doesn't have proof, which it's looking more and more like they don't.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney
After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.More from this show
After his emotional reaction on NFL Live following Tom Brady's press conference yesterday, Mark Brunell joins Lou, Christian and Tim about all things Deflate GateMore from this show
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty HurneyMore from this show