Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk scored just over two minutes apart in the second period to break a scoreless tie while Tim Thomas recorded his ninth shutout of the season to lead the Bruins to a 3-0 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Tim Thomas made 32 saves for his 26th career shutout and his 33rd win this season. Thomas, who leads the NHL in goals against and save percentage this season, is now just three wins shy of matching his career-high total of 36 two seasons ago.
Chara wristed a shot from the top of the left circle through traffic and past Hawks goalie Corey Crawford at 12:02 of the second. Two minutes and 20 seconds later, it was Boychuk who released his shot from the right point through traffic to beat Crawford.
Nathan Horton also continued his outstanding play, scoring on a flashy deke in front of Crawford early in the third for his 24th of the season. Horton has...
The Red Sox acquired catcher Mike McKenry from the Rockies on Tuesday for right-handed reliever Daniel Turpen. McKenry, 26, hit .265 and caught 94 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs last year and appeared in six games with the big league club at the end of last season. Turpen, 24, an eighth-round pick of San Francisco in 2007, was originally acquired last year when Boston sent righty reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Giants. He was selected by the Yankees in the Rule V Draft during the winter but was later returned to the Red Sox. He split time between the Giants and Red Sox organizations in 2010, finishing with a combined 4.50 ERA in 69 relief innings in Double-A.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit his second homer of the spring (and second in three games), a towering solo shot to left, in the final game of Grapefruit League play, as the Sox and Rays played to a 1-1 nine-inning tie Tuesday. After the contest, Gonzalez -- who finished the spring with a .308 average in 10 games spanning 26 at-bats -- said that the spring had gone as well as he could have hoped as he recovered from the surgery to repair his right shoulder labrum.
"I think so," Gonzalez said when asked if his spring went perfectly according to blueprint. "Coming here, I knew that if everything came out as planned I would be ready for Opening Day. Then I came here and I was ready earlier than I’d hoped, I got more at-bats than I thought I was going to get, and I feel really good going into the season."
Gonzalez appeared to build progressively into comfort at the plate. He got enough at-...
In an interview on The Big Show, commentator and radio host Stephen A. Smith said that he's not overly concerned with the Celtics recent struggles as long as Shaquille O'Neal is able to come back from his Achilles injury. "I'm really not worried about them," Smirh said. "As long as Shaquille O'Neal comes back like he says he's going to [in early April]. I love him. I've known him for years but I'm getting annoyed at him with this nonsense. The Celtics or him, somebody's got to do something because he hasn't played in quite a long time. He needs to get some wind under him and get back on that basketball court because the Boston Celtics are not winning a world championship without him."
Smith thinks that the Celtics main problem is their lack of size inside. "The fact is they really don't have a frontline to speak of," Smith said. "They're a little bit older, we all know that. But if you tell me that I get to have KG...
Daniel Bard joined Mut & Merloni on Tuesday afternoon. Bard made news earlier in the spring when he told WEEI.com that he was open to perhaps returning back into the role of a starter at some point in his career. Bard -- who was a starting pitcher for just one professional season at the Single-A level -- was asked on Tuesday if he felt his future with the Red Sox was as a closer or starter.
"I think common sense would say closing," said Brad. "I just wanted to let people know that I'm open to it. Right now we've got five really good starters, and most of those guys are locked up pretty long term. It would have to take something drastic, I'm not wishing anything on anyone. I'm content in the role I'm in, if I stay a reliever my whole career then that's great too."
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.