The Red Sox beat the Cardinals, 7-6. Josh Beckett pitched three perfect innings. The Red Sox no-hit the Cards through seven innings, but they got the bats going vs Randor Bierd. Che-Hsuan Lin got the game winning single in the ninth inning.
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the San Antonio Spurs, 97-95. Lebron James and Shaquile O’Neal did not play. Delonte West picked up 16 points.
The New York Knicks beat the Atlanta Hawks, 99-98. The Knicks held on after Al Horford’s basket was reveiwed and revealed to be after the buzzer.
The Dallas Stars beat the Washington Capitals, 4-3. The Stars where down two goals to the best team in the NHL and came back to score three in the third period on six shots. Marty Turco had a career best 49 saves.
News and Notes: Marc Savard has been diagnosed with a grade 2 concussion after the devastaing hit from Matt Cooke on Sunday. Savard was cleared to fly and returned to Boston yesterday for further examination. Savard said he did not remember taking the shot or the hit. The real nature of the concussion will be watched over the next 4-5 days. His timetable for return in uncertain.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched an inning for the Red Sox, a perfect inning.
The Celtics Micheal Finley is expected to join the team in Milwakee for tonight’s game. Marcus Landry was assigned to the NBA D-league.
The Bruins have assigned Dany Sabuan to Providence, and recalled defenseman Jeff Penner. That tells me that Andrew Fernece is not ready to return on the roadtrip, and they need a backup defenseman.
The Bruins play Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, and the Celtics take on the
Just thought I’d give you a Bruins update during the break.
Thought #1: I am bored to death. I love the Olympic hockey, but I miss the Bruins. March 2 is circled on my calender.
Thought #2: Patrice Bergeron should be on the top line on Canada. He won two key faceoffs for Canada, and they would not even use him on the top line. They could use him up there, he is being wasted on the fourth line.
Thought #3: I can also not wait for March 4. I want to see someone nail Phil Kessel, kind of like this:
Thought #4: Marc Savard is so valuble to this team. They where so terrible without him, and I know that horrendous streak continued with his return to the lineup, but they looked better the second he stepped outonto the ice in Buffalo. Thank goodness they signed him for seven years.
Thought #5: Marc Savard needs a scorer. Daniel Paille is a good player, but he does not have the hands to finish. He replaced Chuck Kobasew, and would you want Kobasew on the top unit? That solves it right there.
Thought #6: I do not get the defenseman trade rumors. Johnny Boychuk and Mark Stuart are coming back. They will have an extra defenseman as it is. I don’t see why they need one, unless they are getting Chris Pronger or Niclas Lidstrom, and we know that is not happening.
Thought #7: What the hell happened to the Detroit Red Wings?
Thought #8: Bruins fight, they win. Blake Wheeler(!) fought a Montreal guy, they won. Thornton fought a Buffalo dude, they won. Thornton beat up a Tampa gut, they win. McQuaid fights some dude on Florida, they win. The Bruins kick butt when they are phsyicsl. They need to play with some emotion.
Thought #9: Did I mention I can not wait for the Bruins to start up again?
Thoguht #10: Dennis Wideman sucks.