Archive For March 31, 2011
Bruins erupt to blow out rival Canadiens 7-0
BOSTON (AP) — Zdeno Chara, a bete noire in Montreal since the hit that sent Max Pacioretty to the hospital, had three assists on Thursday night as the Boston Bruins turned a grudge match into a blowout and beat the Canadiens 7-0.
The win left Boston five points ahead of second-place Montreal in the Northeast Division.
Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell scored twice, and David Krejci and Milan Lucic also had three assists for the Bruins as they beat Montreal for just the second time in six games this season. Tim Thomas stopped 24 shots for his career-best eighth shutout and 25th of his career.
Johnny Boychuk, Adam McQuaid and Tomas Kaberle also scored for Boston.
Carey Price allowed five goals on 33 shots before he was replaced with 15:31 left following Adam McQuaid’s goal that made it 5-0. Price is 2-5 in his last seven starts, allowing 21 goals in his five losses. He was replaced by Alex Auld, who stopped two of eight shots.
This was one of the better Hockey games that I have turned on in a while.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — From the first day of spring training, reporters started grilling Terry Francona about the identity of his Opening Day starter. While we all knew the answer, the question had to be asked, and until yesterday, the Red Sox manager kept saying he wasn’t quite ready for a public response.
As it turns out, Jon Lester knew the answer sometime over the winter, when Francona asked him, “Do you want to do this?’’ To which Lester responded in the affirmative.
“Obviously, it’s a big honor,’’ said Lester, who went 4 2/3 innings (79 pitches) against the Braves yesterday, giving up eight hits and three runs in a 4-3 loss. “Growing up, it’s what you want to be. Like I said in the past, Opening Day is nice, but the playoffs are more important.’’
The offer to Lester was even less formal than Francona made it sound. Lester said it was a text that read, “How would you feel about starting Opening Day?’
In the process of getting a part-time portrait job taking pictures athletes and youth sports teams on weekends. The pay is not that good, but it will get me some more experience. Also something else to put on my resume.
Still looking for that big opportunity to take pictures and make some good money.
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Winter is here in New England, but the boys of Fenway are on the fields in the hot sun of Florida.
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