Claude Julien didn't pull any punches following his team's dismal performance in a 3-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Monday night at TD Garden. The Bruins were shutout for the third time this season as the sellout crowd began booing the home team late in the first period and continued to voice their displeasure throughout.
"We had all the reasons in the world to want to compete tonight, an opportunity to move up five spots [in Eastern Conference] and we didn't have enough guys going tonight, there's no doubt there," Julien said. "Our compete level needed to be better. I'm disappointed. I'm really disappointed in our effort tonight and it's not something we should be proud of and we should be willing to try to redeem ourselves next game and find some more emotion and more intensity in our game."
Julien said while it was good that his team put 45 shots on Jonas Hiller, he said his players "need...
In one of their more lackluster performances of the season, the Bruins were blanked by the Anaheim Ducks, 3-0, Monday night at TD Garden. The Bruins did manage 45 shots on Jonas Hiller but could not sustain pressure in front as Hiller recorded his second shutout this season, and eighth career.
Brandon McMillan scored six minutes into the first to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead. Lubomir Visnovsky fired a snapshot past Tim Thomas just under five minutes into the second. But the biggest blow - and the one that brought the boos reigning onto the Garden ice - was the shorthanded goal by Corey Perry to put the Ducks up, 3-0, after two periods. After trailing 7-2 in shots to start the game, the Bruins outshot the Ducks, 43-17 the rest of the way but to no avail.
Promising rookie defenseman Steve Kampfer was pushed into the corner boards by Teemu Selanne and had to be helped to the dressing room in the second period but...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined The Big Show for his regular Monday visit and while he feels there were a number of things the Patriots could have done better in their 31-27 win over the Packers, he's obviously happy with the overall result. "It's good to be 12-2," Belichick said. "We've got a lot of work to do and we know that, but it's good to be 12-2."
The coach was asked if his team had lost its edge after five straight wins that had many pundits declaring them the favorites for the Super Bowl. "It's hard to tell what's in 53 players' minds," he said. "All I know is, we've just got to do a better job. We've got to play better than what we played last night. I know we're capable of that. It was good enough to win and that's great and we're happy to be 12-2, but I know we can do better than that."
Belichick did offer praise to several individual performances,...
Paul Pierce was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week by the NBA after averaging 21.7 points, 8.7 assists and 8.3 rebounds in three games for the week of Dec. 13-through-Dec. 19. Pierce recorded a triple-double against the Pacers Sunday, his first since 2006, and made the game-winning shot against the Knicks over Amar'e Stoudemire in a 32-point, 10-rebound performance. Pierce also had 15 points and 10 assists in a win over the Hawks and the Celtics have won 13 straight games. The Spurs' Tony Parker won for the Western Conference.
Patriots linebacker Tully Banta-Cain stopped by for a visit with the Dale & Holley show Monday afternoon at Gillette Stadium as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday.
Banta-Cain was called for having his hands on the facemask of Packers offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga while rushing the passer with 3:30 remaining in Sunday night's game. While the 15-yard penalty nullified a Patriots interception, Banta-Cain said he didn't let it bother him. "I kept a positive attitude and I really wasn't thinking of what the outcome would be had we lost and that had been the reason why," he said.
Banta-Cain ended up clinching the win by sacking quarterback Matt Flynn and forcing a fumble on the game's final play. "We did what we had to do," he said.
Another huge play was Dan Connolly's 71-yard interception return in the second quarter. Said Banta-Cain: "What a play, man. That's the play of the...
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.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.
Joe and Tim are joined by Red Sox legend and baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski about his time with the Red Sox and his thoughts on the 2016 team.
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.
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.
We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.
Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.
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.
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