In a stunning display of quick-strike offensive firepower and goaltending ineptitude, the Bruins embarrassed the outspoken Roberto Luongo and the Canucks, 5-2, Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals at TD Garden. Tim Thomas stopped 36-of-38 shots in the rout, which sets the stage for a winner-take-all Game 7 back at Rogers Arena in Vancouver Wednesday night.
Brad Marchand got the Bruins machine rolling when he came flying into the offensive zone and skated over to right circle. He scooped up a loose puck off the side boards and snapped off a wrist shot that beat Luongo near-side over his left shoulder at 5:31 of the first. The goal was Marchand's ninth of the playoffs, setting a new Bruins rookie playoff record.
Just 35 seconds later, Milan Lucic fired a shot that was just strong enough to work its way through Luongo's pads and crawl over the goal line to make it 2-0. Two and a half minutes later, Andrew Ference took a slap...
Vancouver left winger Mason Raymond was transported to a Boston-area hospital after an awkward, early first-period collision in the Bruins zone with Johnny Boychuk.
Just 20 seconds into the opening period, Raymond was bent over with his back to the cornerboards to the right of Tim Thomas when Boychuk skated into him, pinning him to the ice. In 24 playoff games this year, Raymond had two goals and six assists.
Raymond remained on the ice for several minutes until he was helped off the ice by teammates Ryan Kesler and Chris Higgins. For more, visit the Bruins team page at weei.com/bruins and the Big Bad Blog.
Jacoby Ellsbury was named American League Player of the Week Monday, the third straight week a Red Sox player has claimed the honor (David Ortiz, Carl Crawford).
Ellsbury hit .467 (14-of-30) over the last six games for the Sox, with three doubles and a home run. He scored 10 runs in the six games (including a pair of three-run games) and stole a pair of bases.
The center fielder is now batting .318 for the season, and ranks among the AL leaders in doubles (21, second), hits (84, second), runs (49, third) and tops all players with 23 stolen bases.
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According to major league sources, the Red Sox have agreements in place with several players whom they selected in last week's MLB Draft, with some signings expected to be announced as soon as today while others will soon be finalized following routine physicals and drug tests. Among those who agreed to deals are two of the Sox' picks taken in the first 10 rounds: Sixth-rounder Miguel Pena, a left-hander from San Jacinto College who signed for $85,000, and ninth-rounder Travis Shaw ($110,000), a powerful third baseman who is the son of former big league closer Jeff Shaw.
NBC and Versus NHL analyst Eddie Olczyk made an appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Monday to talk about the Stanley Cup finals.
The home team has won all five games in this series, and Olczyk indicated he expects that trend to continue Monday night in Game 6.
"I've already got my travel [to Vancouver] booked," he said "So, for what that's worth, I believe that the Bruins will have a large game tonight. I think the crowd will have a major impact on this game. I think the first goal is very crucial, but I think the Bruins will find a way and I think home ice will stay the course and there will be a Game 7 for all the marbles on Wednesday night back in Vancouver."
There has been a lot of talk about which team will be more physical. Olczyk said another key is the play in the neutral zone.
"I think the team that has had the greatest success in this series and has really dictated is when they've controlled the...
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