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Carey Price Thwarts Jarome Iginla Scoring Chance to Earn DCU Save of the Day (Video)

Carey Price got a day off on Wednesday when his Montreal Canadiens defeated the New Jersey Devils in a shootout, which gave him plenty of energy and stamina to make 32 saves in a 2-1 victory over the rival Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Canadiens goaltender stopped every Boston shot he faced in the third period, including a quality scoring chance created from a point shot by...
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Tomas Plekanec Goal From Tough Angle Starts Canadiens’ Comeback (Video)

The Canadiens were trailing 1-0 after the first period in Thursday night’s game against the rival Bruins in Montreal, but they fought back and earned a 2-1 victory with two second-period goals. The Montreal comeback started with a goal from center Tomas Plekanec at the left faceoff circle that beat Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask from a tough angle. With under three minutes to...
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Milan Lucic Sets Up Gregory Campbell Goal With Beautiful Backhand Pass (Video)

The Bruins took a 1-0 first-period lead against the Canadiens in Thursday night’s game in Montreal with a goal from center Gregory Campbell. The play started with Bruins forward Milan Lucic getting the puck in the neutral zone from a pass by Dennis Seidenberg and exploding into the attacking zone with speed. He was able to draw Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov toward him, and...
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Vote: Will Jackie Bradley Jr. Be the Red Sox’ Starting Center Fielder Next Year?

Jacoby Ellsbury‘s departure to the New York Yankees has created an opening in center field as the Red Sox prepare their roster for the 2014 season. One player who may fill this role is talented prospect Jackie Bradley Jr., who batted .189 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 37 games with Boston last season. He also has a career minor league batting average of .297 and an .897 OPS...
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Johnny Boychuk Taken to Montreal Hospital After Scary Hit Along the End Boards (Video)

Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk has been taken to a Montreal hospital after suffering an injury from a scary collision along the end boards in Thursday’s game against the Canadiens. Boychuk was hit by Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty and immediately laid on the ice on his hands and knees. With the help of teammates Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic and the Bruins and Canadiens’ medical...
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Johnny Boychuk Leaves Ice on a Stretcher After Taking Hit From Max Pacioretty (GIF)

Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk left the ice on a stretcher after taking a hit along the end boards from Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty during the first period of Thursday’s game in Montreal. Boychuk appeared to his head on the dasher just above the boards and was quickly attended to by medical staff from both teams. When an update on his status becomes available, this article...
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Milan Lucic Enjoying Fantastic Start to 2013-14 Season, Leads Bruins in Goals Scored (Video)

Milan Lucic has made a tremendous impact on the Bruins’ impressive start to the season and is playing some of the best hockey of his NHL career. He leads the Bruins with 11 goals and ranks second in scoring with 20 points. In addition to his offensive production, Lucic is playing the intense, physical style of hockey that makes him so difficult to defend, and his teammates feed...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Matt Bartkowski, Torey Krug Appear to Be in Bruins Lineup Against Montreal

Bruins coach Claude Julien has had to do a balancing act with his defensive pairs this season, as a few of his blue liners have either missed time or looked like they might have to miss time with injuries. The latest development in that regard is the fact that Adam McQuaid is out indefinitely. The big D-man reaggravated a groin injury at some point, it’s unsure when, and he did...
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Dodgers re-sign Brian Wilson to a one-year, $10 million deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed pitcher Brian Wilson to a one-year contract worth $10 million, which also includes a player option for the 2015 season. Brian Wilson agrees to terms with Dodgers 1yr $10m w/ player option for $10m— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 05, 2013 The 31-year-old relief pitcher was a bright spot in the Dodgers’ bullpen as setup man in 2013...
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A.J. Pierzynski Laughs Off Negative Perceptions, Says ‘I’ll Do Anything to Win’ Upon Joining Red Sox

A.J. Pierzynski is well-aware of the negative perception that surrounds him. He simply doesn’t care. As Pierzynski gets ready to enter his 17th major league season, the veteran catcher has bigger things on his mind, the most important of which is winning ballgames. It’s part of what drew the ultra-competitive backstop to Boston on a one-year deal. “It was not an easy decision...
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Band of Bearded Brothers: The 2013 World Champion Red Sox

Available on DVD and Blu-ray in stores throughout New England beginning Thursday, December 12 Band of Bearded Brothers is narrated by former Red Sox™ first baseman and 2004 World Series® champion Kevin Millar. With exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-seen highlights, the film showcases how the 2013 Boston Red Sox™ overcame adversities and developed into a...
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Shane Vereen Says Doctors Will Decide When Running Back Can Remove Protective Brace on Wrist

FOXBORO, Mass. — In the three weeks Shane Vereen has been back on the field after spending nine weeks on short-term injured reserve, the third-down running back has had some extra protection on his wrist. Vereen has been wearing a soft black shield on the left wrist he broke Week 1 in Buffalo. Vereen does not wear the brace when walking around the locker room, but he does in...
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Nelson Mandela’s Death Saddens Sports World (Photos)

Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most inspirational icons, passed at the age of 95 on Thursday. The universally admired political and culture figure certainly had ties to sport, as he understood the power that comes with athletic competition — notably soccer and rugby. “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people...
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Bruins President Cam Neely on Fighting in NHL: ‘I Still Believe There’s a Place in Our Game For It’

The role of fighting and its place in the game have been popular topics of discussion in the first third of the 2013-14 NHL season, primarily from a player safety perspective. While the passion and intensity of the fighting debate isn’t likely to subside anytime soon, the average number of games that have included at least one fight this season is smaller than the average over...
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Report: M's willing to offer Robinson Cano $240M over 10 years

The Mariners aren’t messing around. Not only are the Mariners “major players” in the Robinson Cano sweepstakes, but they’re also willing to shell out a boatload of cash to land the five-time All-Star. According to ESPNDeportes.com, the Mariners informed Cano that they are willing to give him a 10-year deal worth between $230 and $240 million. Cano reportedly flew to Seattle...
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Aaron Dobson Misses Second Straight Day of Patriots Practice With Foot Injury, Putting Status for Sunday in Doubt

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots will likely be without a starting receiver on Sunday. Rookie Aaron Dobson missed practice for the second straight day with a foot injury on Thursday. Dobson got hurt against the Broncos. He missed Sunday’s game against the Texans. Alfonzo Dennard missed practice for non-injury-related reasons. He was in court for a probation hearing. He will be...
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Adrian Peterson Admits He’s Thought About Playing for Other Teams, Especially Cowboys and Texans

Adrian Peterson has been to the playoffs just three times in his seven-year career, and he’s unlikely to miss the postseason again this season. So, it’s no surprise that the NFL’s best running back has at least considered playing elsewhere at some points in his career. Peterson was asked about the Vikings’ current situation, sitting at 3-8-1 entering the home stretch of the...
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Red Sox Comfortable With Jackie Bradley Jr. Potentially Replacing Jacoby Ellsbury in Center Field in 2014

Jackie Bradley Jr. hasn’t been handed the keys to center field just yet. But the Red Sox might fork them over eventually. If so, the organization is confident that the 23-year-old is up to the task. Jacoby Ellsbury‘s departure leaves a gaping hole in the Red Sox’ outfield. And while general manager Ben Cherington insisted Wednesday that the club is still exploring external...
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Week 14 NFL Picks Against the Spread: Saints to Bounce Back Against Streaking Panthers

The NFL has us all by the short hairs at this point, and there will be no better example of that than Week 14 in this 2013 season. We can’t help ourselves. We’ll watch all weekend long. We won’t do anything Sunday but sit there and drink our beer and eat our meets and cheeses and just stare at the TV watching grown men punish each other. All the while, they’ll be simultaneously...
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Darnell Dockett Sprays Cardinals Teammate Tyrann Mathieu With Baby Powder After Catching Him Sleeping (Photo)

Hazing has become a hot topic for debate in sports recently, but that doesn’t mean veteran can’t have a little fun at the expense of rookies once in a while. Cardinal defensive end Darnell Dockett decided to have a little fun with one of his young teammates who he caught napping on Wednesday, spraying  rookie cornerback Tyrann Mathieu with some baby powder as he slept inside...
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Does Canadiens Defenseman P.K. Subban Deserve a Spot on Canada’s 2014 Winter Olympics Roster?

Steve Yzerman is faced with one of the most difficult challenges of his Hockey Canada career — build the strongest roster that will give Team Canada the best chance to win the gold medal in back-to-back Winter Olympics. Canada, the only nation to win multiple gold medals since NHL players began participating in Olympic competition at the 1998 Nagano Games, hasn’t won a gold medal...
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Russell Wilson Creeping Up on Peyton Manning in MVP Race, Tom Brady Making Late Push for Award

The NFL season is now officially three-quarters of the way complete, and there is still plenty left to be ironed out over the final four weeks. The Seahawks seem to have the top spot in the NFC all tied up already, and the Broncos appear to be headed for the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but a lot of other races are still very much up in the air, including the one for NFL MVP. Much like...
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Alfonzo Dennard Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail After Patriots’ Season for Violating Probation

Alfonzo Dennard won’t miss a single game, workout or practice for the Patriots after violating his probation — if he’s good. Dennard was sentenced to 30 days in jail by a Nebraska judge for violating his probation after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in July, according to Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star. That was added to 30 days he already...
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Danish Soccer Fan’s Failed Back-Heel Leads to Spilled Drinks, Laughs (Video)

If you think Ronnie Schwartz was embarrassed by his errant shot, imagine how the fan who tried to send the wayward ball back into play feels. A Danish soccer fan tried to do something cool during a Superligaen (Danish first division) game between Nordsjaelland and Randers FC on Sunday but he failed … spectacularly. Luckily, the incident was caught on video and is doing the rounds...
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Tim Tebow Offered $200,000 Contract by Italian Professional Football Team

ROME — Tim Tebow has been offered a four-month contract by the Italian federation for American football, and the Milano Seamen are hoping to sign the free-agent quarterback. Excerpts of an offer sent by federation president Leoluca Orlando to Tebow’s representatives were posted on the federation’s website Thursday. “The offer has been made to his agent and now we’re waiting...
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