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Bruins Rookie David Pastrnak Scores Highlight-Reel Goal Vs. Lightning (Video)

BOSTON — Bruins rookie forward David Pastrnak is making a very strong case to remain with the NHL club for the rest of the season. The latest example came in the second period of Tuesday night’s game against the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. Pastrnak took the puck at the blue line and skated past Lightning defenseman Matt Carle with ease before evading Ben Bishop’s...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos Remains Among Leading Scorers With Goals Vs. Bruins (Video)

Dale Arnold said it best: “Don’t leave 91 alone near the net.” Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored in the first period against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, giving him 24 goals on the season and sole possession of third place among the NHL’s leading scorers. Stamkos was able to put the puck in the net thanks in part to some sloppy Bruins defense. After the Lightning...
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Cam Neely: High Expectations From Management, Fans Keep Bruins Going (Video)

If the Boston Bruins didn’t have as many eyes on them, they might have thrown in the towel a while ago. But thanks to some tough love from general manager Peter Chiarelli, CEO Charlie Jacobs and, of course, the fans, the B’s won their third straight game Saturday and are playing better overall. “When we have the ability to spend what we do — not...
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Hope Solo assault charges dismissed ending case

By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard  Hope Solo’s legal troubles are fading away at the right time. Kirkland, Wash., Municipal Court Judge Michael Lambo dismissed assault charges against Solo on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Solo was arrested on June 21, 2014, after a fight at her house during which the U.S. women’s national soccer team goalkeeper allegedly struck her half-sister...
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David Pastrnak Making It Hard For Bruins To Decide His Future (Video)

The Boston Bruins have a big decision to make about David Pastrnak, and the 18-year-old winger isn’t helping them. The first-round pick registered his first NHL goal Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers with just seven big-league games under his belt. He added another goal in the same game for good measure. “He’s very skilled,” David Krejci...
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Report: Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau Files For ‘Johnny Hockey’ Trademark

Johnny Gaudreau is earning Calder Trophy consideration for his exceptional on-ice performances for the Calgary Flames this season. The former Boston College star is hoping to secure off-ice success, too, and he took another step toward that by filing for a “Johnny Hockey” trademark. Johnny Hockey, of course, is his nickname. TSN reports that Gaudreau has filed in the United States...
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Report: Nuggets Trade Nate Robinson To Celtics For Jameer Nelson

The Boston Celtics might be reuniting with Nate Robinson, but the reunion might not last long. The Celtics reportedly agreed to trade Jameer Nelson to the Denver Nuggets for the guard, per Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski. However, Spears also reported Tuesday that the Celtics are expected to buy out Robinson’s contract. If that...
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Bill Belichick Prepares Patriots With Pop Quizzes On Opposing Teams

If you play for the New England Patriots, you definitely don’t want to run into Bill Belichick anywhere if you haven’t been studying film. In the middle of the week, the Pats head coach pop quizzes his players to keep them on their toes, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The questions all focus on upcoming opponents, and they’re certainly...
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Watch Boston Bruins-Tampa Bay Lightning Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Bruins are at TD Garden for a three-game homestand that begins Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 pm. The game will be broadcast live on NESN and can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Bruins fans outside of the New England region will be able to watch a live stream through NHL GameCenter Live on your computer, phone or tablet. Click...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Deserves 2014 Ballon D’Or By Flicker Of Light

The soccer world has an awards problem. We accept that Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, and Lionel Messi, 27, are better than other players. The problem is Ronaldo and Messi continually push each other to increasingly higher heights, which no other player has the capacity and good fortune to reach. Either Ronaldo or Messi has been recognized as the world’s best...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Lightning

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins welcome the Atlantic Division-leading Tampa Bay Lightning to TD Garden on Tuesday night for their first meeting of the season. The Bruins have a healthy roster after being forced to play without several key players, including No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara and top-six center David Krejci, for long stretches of the first half of the season. Improved health...
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John Harbaugh: Issue With Patriots’ Four-OL Plays Was With Officiating

John Harbaugh is still a little baffled by the New England Patriots’ four-offensive lineman formations. The Ravens head coach fell victim to some tricky offensive sets from Pats coach Bill Belichick in Baltimore’s 35-31 divisional-round loss, and after the game, Harbaugh said the formations were “clearly deception” and that “the (NFL) will...
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Hernandez jury finalists asked if they're Patriots fans

By NESN Staff Lots of people in New England are Patriots fans, which explains why it might be difficult to find eligible jurors for the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. A questionnaire given to the final set of prospective jurors for the trial in Bristol County Superior Court specifically asks if the members of the jury pool are Patriots fans and if they have ever attended a Patriots...
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Fidel Castro Sends Letter To Diego Maradona, Quells Death Rumors (Photo)

Unlike many of the shots Diego Maradona took during his legendary soccer career, those rumors which claim Fidel Castro has died are wide of the mark. Maradona quashed Castro death rumors Monday by showing a signed, four-page letter he recently received from the former President of Cuba to Telesur, according to Reuters. Maradona didn’t share the contents...
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Burke Badenhop: Free Agency ‘Interesting’ After Good Year With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Burke Badenhop continues to wait. Badenhop is coming off a career year with the Boston Red Sox, yet the veteran reliever remains unsigned. His first foray into free agency has brought both excitement and anxiety. “I went out and did my job as good as I possibly could have done it. But that’s been the case my entire career...
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Patriots Film Review: Patriots’ Offensive Trickery Sparks Comeback

The New England Patriots waited to open their bag of tricks until their back was against the wall. Only time will tell if the Patriots’ 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional found of the AFC playoffs becomes known as the “Double-Pass Game” or the “Ineligible-Receiver Game,” but either title is worthy. The Patriots finally let wide receiver Julian Edelman...
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Bill Belichick Mum On Bryan Stork’s Injury, AFC Championship Availability

This embed is invalid" /> Bill Belichick is playing his cards close to the vest with regards to Bryan Stork. Stork left Saturday’s divisional-round game against the Baltimore Ravens in the second quarter with a right knee injury. The rookie center didn’t return, and Belichick offered no hints Tuesday as to whether he’ll be available for the New...
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Lorenz Larkin: ‘Time For Me To Be The Big Guy’ At Fight Night In Boston

The first emotion is concern as Lorenz Larkin describes his cut from middleweight to welterweight for Sunday’s bout against John Howard in a low, somewhat defeated voice. “I’m dying, I don’t know if I’m going to make weight,” he said. Then you realize that the Californian is always quick with a joke, so that concern drifts into the realm of jealousy as then tells of a...
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Cristiano Ronaldo Aims To Defend Ballon D’Or In 2015 (Video)

Cristiano Ronaldo feels at home in Zurich and he intends to come back again and again. Ronaldo, 29, received the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or on Monday at a gala in the hometown of world soccer’s governing body. After claiming the award, Ronaldo outlined his plans for 2015. In short, Ronaldo aims to continue playing at a stratospheric level and return to Zurich in January 2016 for...
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WATCH: John Elway accidentally thanks himself

By Anna Fogel John Elway is a big fan of John Elway. The Denver Broncos held a press conference Tuesday to announce the mutual parting of ways with head coach John Fox, but the general manager had another John on his mind — himself. Elway opened the presser by thanking John Elway. Sure, he caught his mistake almost immediately, but it was still fantastic and is a prime...
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Bill Belichick: Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck ‘Like A Sixth Receiver’

This embed is invalid" /> Andrew Luck tends to cause problems for opposing defenses. It’s largely a product of the quarterback’s unique skill set. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke Tuesday about the tall task of slowing down Luck and the Indianapolis Colts’ offense. The Patriots undoubtedly will have their hands full in Sunday’s...
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'Fail Mary' referee suffers from depression, PTSD

By Anna Fogel Life for Lance Easley has not been the same since Week 3 of the 2012 NFL regular season. The former replacement referee, who famously signaled for a touchdown on the play that later became dubbed the “Fail Mary” play, told Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports he has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. In what became one of the most infamous calls in NFL...
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Report: Suso Agrees To Join AC Milan From Liverpool On Four-Year Contract

Suso soon will cease being a Red in order to become one of AC Milan’s Red Devils. Suso, 21, has agreed to join AC Milan from Liverpool. The Spanish forward underwent a physical examination last weekend and agreed to sign a four-year contract with the Serie A (Italian first division) club, according to the Liverpool Echo. Suso either will move to AC...
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Urban Meyer Of Ohio State Considering Jump To NFL? ‘Not Right Now’

This embed is invalid" /> Urban Meyer isn’t ready for a change just yet. Meyer, who guided the Ohio State Buckeyes to a national championship win over the Oregon Ducks on Monday, told reporters at a press conference Tuesday that he currently isn’t thinking about jumping to the NFL. The Ohio State head coach also didn’t completely rule out a potential...
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Who Was The Last Bruins Player To Win An All-Star Game MVP Award?

The Boston Bruins have a decorated past, which includes too many All-Star Game appearances to count. That includes a handful of MVPs in the league’s showcase event. The All-Star Game will return to the NHL after a brief hiatus (thanks, lockout and Olympics), and the Bruins’ contingency in Columbus will be a small one. Center Patrice Bergeron is making his first All-Star Game...
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