If the Bruins hadn’t come back Friday afternoon, it would have been a tough loss to swallow. Not coming back would’ve meant that the Rangers’ winning goal would’ve come on a power play they shouldn’t have had.
With 12:01 remaining and the game tied 2-2, Brad Marchand drove to the front of the net as Adam McQuaid put a shot on goal from the point. Marchand made a little bit of contact with Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, and Lundqvist reacted with a delayed flop to the ice.
The referee called Marchand for goaltender interference, which may have been a bit of a soft call, but there was contact, so you can at least understand that.
What’s hard to understand, though, is how Lundqvist didn’t get called for embellishment. Worst-case scenario for the...
FOXBORO — One of the biggest questions going into Sunday night’s Patriots-Broncos game is will Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola play?
Amendola was a spectator at Wednesday’s practice session and was limited both Thursday and Friday with a knee injury. Officially, he is listed as questionable for the game.
Fellow wide receiver Brandon LaFell spoke after practice Friday of how nice it was to get Amendola back on the practice field, as it was unclear just how severe his knee injury was after he left Monday’s win over the Bills.
“Definitely nice to see Danny out there,” LaFell said with a smile. “He’s one of the guys that produces for us a lot, including starting last year with the playoff run we had. All through this season ‘DA’ has been making plays week in and week out so it was definitely was nice...
FOXBORO — The Patriots certainly are not at full strength from a health perspective entering the biggest game of the season Sunday night in Denver against the Broncos.
After practicing for the first time in three weeks Friday, linebacker Jamie Collins is officially listed as doubtful for the game, meaning there is a 25 percent chance he plays. He was limited in practice on Friday.
Danny Amendola is officially listed as questionable, as the receiver suffered a knee injury against the Bills. He was limited Thursday and Friday after not practicing Wednesday. It appears he will be a game-time decision Sunday.
Besides Amendola, wide receiver Keshawn Martin and tight end Michael Williams are questionable.
Meanwhile, Alan Branch, Marcus Cannon, Tre’ Jackson and Chandler...
It had been a rough go of it for the Bruins’ power play, but the NHL‘s top-ranked man advantage returned with a bang Friday in delivering a pair of goals in a 4-3 win over the Rangers at TD Garden.
The Bruins had gone their last eight man advantages without a power play goal over a three-game stretch, but Brett Connolly changed that with a second-period goal past a screening Jimmy Hayes and Henrik Lundqvist to tie the game. The goal not only snapped the power play’s slump, but gave Connolly his first goal in 12 games. Then, with the B’s trailing 3-2 in the third period, Ryan Spooner scored on the man advantage to tie the game.
The B’s never lost momentum from there, as they took the lead in even-strength play shortly after on a...
FOXBORO — Jamie Collins is back.
The Patriots linebacker was back on the practice field for the first time in nearly three weeks on Friday. He has missed the last three games after being added to the injury report with an illness the day before the Redskins game on Nov. 8. His status is still up in the air for Sunday, as it was his first practice in 19 days, but obviously seeing him on the practice field was a good sign.
Also absent from practice were cornerback Justin Coleman, linebacker Eric Martin and wide receiver Julian Edelman. It’s unlikely Coleman plays, as he missed last weeks game with a hand injury as well and didn’t practice all week. Edelman obviously won’t be playing given his foot injury and with Martin it could be a case of promoting someone from the practice squad and he is the odd man out.
A frustrated Bill Belichick sat down with Michael, Dale and Jerry after the Patriots first loss of the season. We break down why it happened with the coach.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with defensive leader Chandler Jones about the Patriots first loss of the season.
We check in with the best NFL analyst on Boston radio, Tedy Bruschi, after the Patriots fell to 10-1 last night in Denver.
An experimental game recap of the Celtics 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about the loss to Denver, how well Logan Ryan played, and his own inability to field punts.
Patriots special teams ace, Matthew Slater, joined the show after Sunday's loss to the Broncos to talk about coach Belichick's demeanor after the game, looking forward to the playoffs, Chris Harper's muffed punt, and compares Rob Gronkowski to Shaquille O'Neal.
After losing their season to the Broncos on Sunday night, AND Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury, Bill Belichick was surly and combative towards the assembled media.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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