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Jarome Iginla: Bruins Are Too ‘Hungry’ To Become Complacent (Video)

The Boston Bruins pushed their season-high win streak to seven games with a win over the Phoenix Coyotes Thursday night, but they aren’t worried about getting complacent with their play. The B’s have become one of the hottest teams in the NHL coming down the stretch, and although they’re peaking at the right time, they have no plans on slowing down. NESN’s Jamie Erdahl caught...
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Niklas Svedberg Patiently Waiting For Time To Shine In NHL (Video)

Tuukka Rask has established himself as the Boston Bruins’ franchise goaltender, but 24-year-old Swedish netminder Niklas Svedberg provides invaluable depth for the organization. In his first season with the Providence Bruins, Svedberg won the Baz Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s top netminder, posting 37 wins, a 2.17 GAA and .925 save percentage. In addition, his 37 wins marked...
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Brandon Browner Projects At Cornerback, Not Safety, For Patriots (Mailbag)

The New England Patriots solved all of their pass-defense issues in just 48 hours. The Patriots lacked a cornerback who could shadow a team’s No. 1 receiver after losing Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos, so they agreed to terms on a contract with Darrelle Revis on Wednesday. They lacked size and physical play, so they signed Brandon Browner on Friday night. They lack a second top...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Shawn Thornton A Healthy Scratch For Bruins Against Carolina

BOSTON — The Bruins continue to shuffle their lineup in order to facilitate rest for some and evaluation of others, and that means Shawn Thornton will get the day off Saturday. Thornton will be a healthy scratch as the B’s take on the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden. That allows for Matt Lindblad to make his NHL debut. In the process, he’ll become the seventh Bruins player...
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Corey Perry Gets Death Stare From Patrick Roy After Inspecting Glass Partition (Video)

Corey Perry reminded Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy on Friday night that people don’t forget. The last time the Anaheim Ducks and Avalanche squared off, Roy celebrated his first win as an NHL coach by attempting to break down the glass partition between the benches after partaking in some serious jawing with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in the waning seconds of the Avs’ 6...
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Hall Of Fame Quarterback Jim Kelly Re-Diagnosed With Oral Cancer

Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s oral cancer has returned. Kelly was first diagnosed with jaw cancer last June and underwent a successful procedure that removed his cancerous cells, but this diagnosis is more severe, according to ESPN’s Mike Rodak. The 54-year-old is set to receive five to six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatment at Erie County Medical...
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Tom Brady’s Debut, SpyGate Among Best Moments In Patriots-Jets Rivalry (Photos)

The rivalry between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets first stemmed from the common desire to clinch the top spot in the AFC East, but the modern day teams duel over much more than just a divisional title. Jets linebacker Mo Lewis changed the game forever in 2001 when he slammed Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe to the ground, prompting the Pats to call up rookie Tom...
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Bruins-Hurricanes Live: B’s Look To Extend Winning Streak With Carolina In Town

9:30 a.m.: The Boston Bruins are playing their best hockey of the season, and they’ll get a chance to extend a season-long seven-game winning streak on Saturday afternoon. The B’s are back to work against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at TD Garden. The Bruins come in having won eight of their last 10 games and have outscored opponents 28-11 during their last seven games...
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Miami Marlins Resort To Groupon Deal For Opening Day Tickets

Baseball is back, and so is the Miami Marlins’ desperation to sell tickets. The Marlins are offering fans a special Groupon deal for Opening Night against the Colorado Rockies in an effort to boost game attendance. The three-day offer allows fans to purchase tickets to the season opener for as low as $13, and receive complimentary tickets to a future home game in April or May...
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NFL Free Agency Live: Julius Peppers Reportedly Agrees To Deal With Green Bay Packers

9:20 a.m.: It looks like eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers has reportedly agreed to a 3-year deal with the Green Bay Packers, as reported by Josina Anderson of ESPN. Filed to ESPN: Agent Carl Carey adds Julius Peppers' 3-year deal to Green Bay is "for $30M max, $7.5M guaranteed & $8.5M in tot 1st yr sal."— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 15, 2014 The...
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Who Is The Only Player To Win A Stanley Cup With The Bruins And Hurricanes?

The Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes have a history, dating back to when the Canes were the Hartford Whalers. Plenty of notable players have donned both the Spoked-B and the Storm Warning jerseys in their day but only one player has won a Stanley Cup in each uni. Can you name the player who has won a Cup with both the B’s and Canes? Filed under: Boston Bruins, The Four's Trivia...
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Rich Hill Grateful For Opportunity; Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Look out. The Boston Red Sox have won five of their last six spring training contests. The Red Sox downed the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin on Friday behind a strong effort from Clay Buchholz. The Sox now shift their attention to the Philadelphia Phillies, who will arrive in Fort Myers on Saturday for a 7:05 p.m. ET clash. Before shifting our attention to Saturday’s...
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Rajon Rondo Can’t Save Celtics’ Poise; Impressions From Loss To Suns

BOSTON — Brandon Bass was careful with his words, not wanting to say anything he might regret. “I’ve got to watch the film,” Bass said. “I don’t want to just say what I think and let my emotions get past me. I’ve got to go watch the film and see what we were doing out there, and maybe what I could’ve done to help us more.” Bass and the Boston Celtics had just coughed...
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Rajon Rondo, Wyc Grousbeck Share Mutual Admiration

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo didn’t go as far as his boss and use the “L” word, but the Boston Celtics point guard did echo Wyc Grousbeck’s sentiment. Grousbeck, managing partner of the Celtics, lauded Rondo in a recent interview with The Boston Globe, raving, “I love the guy.” Without going so far as to say he would never trade the four-time All-Star, Grousbeck did compare...
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Butler Bulldog Mascot ‘Trip’ Visits TD Garden, Humbles Brad Stevens (Photo)

A furry friend paid a visit to Brad Stevens on Friday. “Trip,” the nickname for Butler Bulldog III, stopped by TD Garden to see  Stevens, former coach of Butler’s men’s basketball team and still a close friend of the program. Trip was seen roaming the halls of the arena prior to the game, posing for pictures. While Stevens is probably the most famous human associated with...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Impresses In Latest Spring Training Start For Red Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have to be encouraged by Clay Buchholz’s performance in spring training so far. The veteran pitcher took the mound Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays and pitched four scoreless innings, while giving up just two hits, zero walks and striking out three. The Red Sox went on to beat the Blue Jays 3-1. Check out the video above for highlights and analysis on Buchholz’s...
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Scoring Production From All Four Lines Key To Bruins’ Win Streak (Video)

It’s no surprise that one of the primary reasons why the Boston Bruins have a seven-game winning streak is because of a balanced offense in which all four lines are contributing. Strong depth at forward is one of the foundations of this Bruins roster, and the ability to roll four lines each game creates a lot of matchup problems for opponents. It’s difficult to gameplan against...
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Avery Bradley: Not Taping Ankles Led To Recent Injuries

BOSTON — Avery Bradley will be taping his ankles for the remainder of the season — and probably for the rest of his career. Bradley returned to the court for the Boston Celtics on Friday after missing the previous 13 games and 19 of the last 22 with an injured right ankle. Before the game, he claimed he wasn’t worried about his conditioning and only mildly worried about his...
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Report: Brandon Spikes, Buffalo Bills Agree To One-Year Deal

Before the New England Patriots 2013 season ended, it was pretty apparent that linebacker Brandon Spikes would not be returning to the team for its 2014 campaign. From his placement on injured reserve after missing a team meeting, to tweeting a farewell literally minutes after NFL free agency opened on Tuesday, it was only a matter of time until Spikes found another place to call...
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Matt Garza On Playing Against Cubs: ‘I’m Going To Try To Kick Their Teeth In’

The Milwaukee Brewers signed former Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza to a four-year, $50 million deal in January, which may have prompted Garza’s recent and surprisingly strong vow against his former team. “…I’m going to try to kick their teeth in every time I get a chance,” Garza told Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago-Sun Times. While Garza never previously stated any problems...
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Notre Dame’s Huge Win Over BC Highlights Hockey East Quarterfinals Action

The men’s Hockey East conference tournament resumed Friday night with eight teams beginning their best-of-three quarterfinals series. The most surprising result of the night was Notre Dame’s 7-2 victory over No. 2 Boston College. The loss snapped the Eagles’ 18-game quarterfinals win streak. Their last defeat at this stage of the tournament was to Boston University in 2004...
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Michigan Company Creates ‘AirBlade,’ An Attempt At Life-Sized Air Hockey

Let childhood (or more recent) memories be re-kindled; life-size air hockey is now a real thing. ‘AirBlade’ is literally a scaled-up version of the popular arcade game, where air is pumped through holes in the playing surface to reduce friction and imitate the ice of a normal hockey rink. As of now, there isn’t a full sized ‘AirBlade’ rink, but the company’s CEO Mark...
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St. Bonaventure Upsets No. 18 Saint Louis On Jordan Gathers’ Buzzer-Beater

NEW YORK — Regular season, conference tournament, regular season. Saint Louis won three straight championships in the Atlantic 10 before the run slammed to a halt on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. St. Bonaventure stunned the 18th-ranked Billikens 71-68 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday on Jordan Gathers’ 3-point shot. “They won three in a row,” coach...
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Clay Buchholz Flashing ‘Elite’ Potential During Red Sox Spring Training

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Clay Buchholz has shown an ability to be elite. The problem is that Buchholz’s flashes of brilliance so often are followed by periods of frustration. Taking that into consideration, the Boston Red Sox must temper their excitement when it comes to Buchholz’s strong spring training performance thus far. However, it’s hard not to be encouraged by the right...
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Brandon Browner Signing Puts Patriots In Running For NFL’s Best Secondary

It doesn’t matter who’s playing safety next to Devin McCourty in 2014. The New England Patriots have one of the best secondaries in the NFL. If cornerback Darrelle Revis didn’t put the Patriots in running, Brandon Browner definitely does. The former Seattle Seahawks cornerback reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with New England on Friday night. Revis will obviously be the...
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