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Bruins-Blues Notes: Brad Marchand Extends Point Streak In 5-1 Loss

There are several players underperforming during the Boston Bruins’ six-game skid, but Brad Marchand isn’t one of them. The 26-year-old right winger opened the scoring in the first period of Friday night’s 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues with his 17th goal of the season. He’s now one goal ahead of linemate Patrice Bergeron for the team lead. His line, which also included...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins Destroys Jae Crowder With Dunk; Crowder Returns Favor (Video)

DeMarcus Cousins is a bad, bad man. With his Sacramento Kings leading the Boston Celtics midway through the third quarter Friday night, Cousins took control of the ball on a fast break and absolutely steamrolled Celtics forward Jae Crowder with a poster slam. This embed is invalid" /> That has to hurt, in more ways than one. Crowder quickly recovered...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Notre Dame Battles No. 3 Boston University To 2-2 Tie

Boston University fans may have their sights set on Monday’s Beanpot final, but the Terriers know they have their work cut out for them in Hockey East play. At no time was that more relevant than Friday night, when unranked Notre Dame (13-15-5) scored a late equalizer in the third period to help earn a 2-2 tie with No. 3 BU (19-5-5) at Agganis Arena....
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Malcolm Subban Shouldn’t Hang Head After Rough Debut (Video)

Malcolm Subban’s NHL career got off to an ugly start Friday night. But that doesn’t mean it’s a precursor of things to come. The rookie goaltender allowed three goals on just six shots before being pulled in the second period of the Boston Bruins’ 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues. It was a rough night for Subban, especially since Boston’s loss extended its losing streak...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Lose 5-1 To Blues In Malcolm Subban’s NHL Debut

The Boston Bruins lost their sixth straight game (0-5-1) Friday night with a 5-1 defeat to the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. The Bruins played an exceptional first period and took a 1-0 lead into the intermission, but the Blues struck early and often in the second period en route to a convincing victory. The B’s will travel to Chicago for a Sunday afternoon game against...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Allow Consecutive Goals To Blues After David Krejci Injury (Video)

Things looked promising for the Boston Bruins after the first period Friday night. After the second period? Not so much. After a Brad Marchand goal in the first period put them in front, the B’s surrendered four straight goals to the St. Louis Blues in the second frame. To make matters worse, center David Krejci left the game with a lower-body injury after a collision with Blues...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

David Krejci Leaves Bruins-Blues After Collision With Alex Steen (Video)

Boston Bruins center David Krejci left Friday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues after colliding with Alex Steen in the second period. Krejci immediately skated toward the Bruins bench and had to be helped down the tunnel. Carl Soderberg replaced Krejci on the top line alongside Milan Lucic and Reilly Smith. The Bruins announced later in the second period that Krejci...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand’s Early Goal Helps Bruins Take Lead Over Blues (Video)

Luck hasn’t been on the Boston Bruins’ side of late, but that wasn’t the case in the first period Friday night. Boston came out of the gate against the St. Louis Blues determined to snap a five-game losing streak, and its efforts paid off just over 10 minutes into the action. After a successful breakout from the defensive zone, center Patrice Bergeron found a streaking Brad...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Northfield Earns 2-1 Win Over Wallingford 2 In TD Bank Mini 1-On-1 (Video)

Northfield got out to a fast start and never looked back to dispatch Wallingford’s second squad 2-1 in the peewee (boys’ 12-and-under) division of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 tournament. Northfield’s Nolan Bean helped his team gain the lead when he made great moves on his first two chances to gain the 2-0 advantage. Wallingford’s James Ilnicki scored quite an impressive goal...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

KG trade cements Celtics-Nets 2013 deal as one of worst ever

By Zack Cox Every Boston Red Sox fan remembers the Heathcliff Slocumb trade. You know, the 1997 deal in which the Sox dealt a middling reliever to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for two players — Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe — who less than a decade later would help bring the city its first championship in 86 years? With every month that passes, it becomes more and more...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Not Planning To Buy Out Luigi Datome After Trade

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Celtics have no plans to buy out any of their three new acquisitions, the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy reported Friday. Source: Celtics have no buyouts planned. Thomas will take physical in Boston tomorrow, 2 Detroit guys the same in LA.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) February 21, 2015 Point guard Isaiah Thomas never was a buyout...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Malcolm Subban Hoping To Make Best Of NHL Debut Vs. Blues (Video)

Malcolm Subban picked a heck of a time to make his NHL debut. The rookie goaltender will start in net for the Boston Bruins on Friday night after being recalled from Providence at the end of January. His task? Only to help Boston snap a five-game losing streak by stymieing the St. Louis Blues, who boast the fifth-best offense in the NHL. Piece of cake. Such a daunting responsibility...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic: Bruins Still Built For Capability Of Stanley Cup Run (Video)

Things aren’t looking good for the Boston Bruins at the moment. They’ve lost five straight games, including six of their last seven, and are barely hanging on to the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. The good news? There’s still plenty of season left. Boston hopes to get back on the winning track against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night, and ahead of that matchup...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Reveals Three Leadoff Candidates For Boston

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — To be honest, the official start of spring training felt like just another day at the office. Red Sox pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report to camp Friday, kicking off what should be an interesting spring training on the heels of a disappointing 2014. The day lacked some of its traditional buzz...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA trade craziness seriously shakes up playoff race in East

By Zach Cox The Boston Celtics put themselves in prime position to make a playoff push at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Unfortunately for them, they weren’t the only ones to do so. Of the seven teams that entered the NBA All-Star break ranked sixth through 12th in the Eastern Conference, five made at least one deal at the deadline, completely reshaping what already was a...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch Indefinitely After Alleged Domestic Violence

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In a stunning move just two days before the season-opening Daytona 500, NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday after a judge said the former champion almost surely strangled and beat an ex-girlfriend last fall and there was a “substantial likelihood” of more domestic violence from him in the future. NASCAR said Busch...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Blues

The Boston Bruins will start Malcolm Subban in net for his NHL debut Friday night against the St. Louis Blues. B’s head coach Claude Julien also will mix up his fourth line. Jordan Caron and Brian Ferlin (who’s also making his NHL debut) will enter the lineup and Daniel Paille and Craig Cunningham will be healthy scratches. Boston faces a tough matchup against a Blues team that...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather Announces He’ll Fight Manny Pacquiao On May 2 (Photo)

Get your popcorn ready, folks. The fight is on. The professional boxer announced Friday night via the social app Shots that he has signed a contract to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. To say this fight has been years in the making would be an understatement. Mayweather and Pacquiao are considered by many as the two best pound...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexi Ogando Confident He Can Return To All-Star Form In Red Sox Bullpen

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Alexi Ogando, once one of the most fascinating pitchers in Major League Baseball, joins the Boston Red Sox with a clean slate. Ogando, who served as both a starter and a reliever with the Texas Rangers, is coming off back-to-back injury plagued campaigns that cast doubt over his career. The 31-year-old...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Shake Up Fourth Line As Jordan Caron, Brian Ferlin Enter Lineup

When the Boston Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2011 and 2013, head coach Claude Julien was able to roll four lines. This kind of depth helped alleviate some of the burden on the top-six forwards, and Julien even had enough trust in his fourth-line forwards to play them for about 10 minutes each in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final against the Vancouver Canucks. We started...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Could Make Boston Celtics Debut Sunday Vs. Lakers

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Celtics fans could see Isaiah Thomas on the court in green as early as this weekend. Thomas, who was acquired at Thursday’s trade deadline in exchange for Marcus Thornton and a first-round draft pick, won’t suit up for the Celtics’ Friday night matchup with the Sacramento Kings but could be available when the C’s visit...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell Doesn’t Expect ‘Huge Shift’ Stemming From MLB Rule Changes

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is taking Major League Baseball’s new rules in stride. While the Red Sox often are considered a methodical team, Farrell didn’t seem too concerned Friday when asked about MLB’s new rules governing pace of play. “I don’t anticipate it being a huge shift,”...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Celtics-Sacramento Kings Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics get back to work Friday night, visiting DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings in Sacramento. Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream, NESN Staff
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Prosecutor, Judge In Aaron Hernandez Trial Argue Over Odin Lloyd Texts

FALL RIVER, Mass. — The judge and prosecutor in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have gotten into a heated argument over text messages sent by the victim in the minutes before he was killed. Hernandez is accused in the June 17, 2013, killing of Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancee’s sister. Lloyd sent several...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston Not The Only Promising QBs In NFL Draft

Contrary to popular belief, the 2015 NFL draft will not end after Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston come off the board. The Oregon Heisman Trophy winner and Florida State product easily are the top two projected quarterbacks in the draft, and both are expected to go in the top 10. We’ve heard plenty of hype about them, but the QB pool doesn’t stop...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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