Zdeno Chara logged a game-high 29:05 of ice time and Tim Thomas continued his impressive stretch as the Bruins picked up their third straight win on Tuesday night, defeating the Capitals, 3-1, in Washington, D.C.
David Krejci, Milan Lucic, and Matt Hunwick contributed the goals for the Bruins, the first two of which came in the first period, with Hunwick’s coming at 2:08 of the third. Both Krecji and Hunwick’s tallies were their first of the season, and Lucic picked up his third goal in the last three games.
Thomas was stellar once again, stopping 35 of 36 shots he faced and picking up his third straight win. He has now allowed just two goals in his three games. Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin was a minus-two on the night, while goaltender Michal Neuvirth left the game after the Bruins' first two goals due to the flu.
The Celtics and Miami Heat are getting ready to open the season next Tuesday night at TD Garden in one of the most anticipated regular season games in NBA history. And Ray Allen, for one, believes the general public is much more excited to see the new-look Miami team with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh than the defending Eastern Conference champion Celtics.
"I believe so," Allen said following the Celtics' Green-White scrimmage at TD Garden on Tuesday night. "I believe so because there's never been an opening game that has been more heavily anticipated. I do believe that people are definitely excited to see them more than they're excited about about seeing us. Truly they know, as a team, what we represented. The two teams are Eastern Conference powerhouses. It's going to be a game."
Allen played Tuesday for the Green squad, which captured a 38-31 victory in an enhanced practice before...
Celtics coach Doc Rivers underwent a biopsy Sunday morning after his doctor found a spot on his throat three weeks ago. The good news for the coach is that the results came back clean. "They found cancerous lesions," Rivers said after the team conducted an open practice for season ticket holders at TD Garden. "They had to make sure there was nothing there, and there was nothing, so I’m good. I’m going to be around for a while it looks like."
Rivers said that he has his throat checked every year after prompting from former Celtics coach Jim O'Brien. "I think most coaches should because we yell, use our throat a lot," Rivers said. "That makes you more susceptible to it. I’m glad I did it now."
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Matt Cain allowed just two hits and no runs over seven innings as the Giants picked up a 3-0 win over the Phillies in Game 3 of the NLCS to take a 2-1 series edge.
Cody Ross -- now hitting .444 for the series -- and Aubrey Huff collected back-to-back RBI singles in the fourth inning off of Phillies starter Cole Hamels, who took the loss. Freddy Sanchez would single in another run in the fifth, giving Cain all the support he needed. The right-hander struck out five and walked three batters in his 119-pitch start. Javier Lopez pitched the eighth inning and Brian Wilson earned his fourth playoff save with a scoreless ninth.
Joe Blanton is scheduled to start Game 4 on Wednesday for the Phillies, though manager Charlie Manuel has not ruled out going with Roy Halladay on short rest. Madison Bumgarner is the scheduled starter for the Giants.
While the rest of his teammates were in the nation's capital getting ready for Tuesday's tilt with the Capitals, Bruins center Marc Savard took the ice at Ristuccia Area as he continued his rehab from post-concussion syndrome related symptoms and depression.
Savard, who suffered a Grade 2 concussion from a Matt Cooke hit last March 7, spoke with ESPN's Joe McDonald following the 25-minute skate, saying that he has gone from 15 minute sessions to 20 minute sessions on the ice, to Tuesday's 25.
"I'm obviously feeling better because I'm out skating," Savard told McDonald. "That's good news, but I'm still definitely not 100 percent. I still have some issues, but a lot of them aren't from the injury. My head isn't screwed up after I work out right now. Obviously, there are other ongoing issues."
The other ongoing issues to which Savard refers presumably includes depression, which is...
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.
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.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
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.
Kirk still can't fathom why Paul or Ken would want to produce the morning show. Some shade is thrown at another potential candidate.
Ted Cruz lost Indiana and gave up his bid for the GOP nomination. Donald Trump didn't exactly bring the heat in his victory speech.
Curt Schilling joined the show to defend himself about his selfish call to OMF yesterday.
Dr. Thomas Gill calls in to give his input on Pablo Sandoval's season ending surgery, and tells the guys how long he thinks the third baseman will be out.
The Celtics are approaching a very important off season, and Danny Ainge needs to figure out a plan to get a star in Boston...most importantly Kevin Durant. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the team needs to go after.
Tom Werner was in studio today and Christian could not hold himself back when Tom Werner mentioned the comedian "Whitney Cummings."
We discuss Pablo's surgery, rumors of weight loss and a renewed focus, and ultimately if the Red Sox will be able to get anything from Pablo, be in on the field or via trade.
We discuss the missed call to close out the Spurs-OKC game last night and it ultimately spins into a conversation about which league does the best job of refereeing their games.
We close out the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
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Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
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