The Bruins showed signs of life last night, going into Philadelphia and beating the Flyers 5-1. Marc Savard though, is likely done for the season with his grade 2 concussion.
We’ll go with 15 links this morning, as there’s a lot going on:
Sudden ending stirred this Cook - Chad Finn talks to Alice Cook about her release from Channel 4, after 25 years of service.
Ricciardi makes move from front office to studio - Bill Doyle talks to J.P. Ricciardi about his new gig working for ESPN, where he’ll be alongside Nomar Garciaparra on Baseball Tonight.
Ari Fleischer has work cut out for him with Tiger - Jim Donaldson with a look at the tall task facing the former presidential press secretary.
Fired-up Bruins show punch in win - Fluto Shinzawa says that a pregame meeting with GM Peter Chiarelli seems to have gotten the attention of the Bruins, at least for last night.
Bruins show fight against Flyers - Dan Rowinski has more on the win.
Magic, Bird were more than rivals - Howard Bryant says that the story of Magic and Bird, recently portrayed in a book and documentary, is incomplete without looking at the issue of race in 1980′s Boston.
Rivers may have to change ways - Chris Forsberg says that Doc Rivers despises change, but may have to make a few with his team.
John Lackey looks good in spring training start for Red Sox - Ron Chimelis says that the newest Red Sox pitcher looked pretty ace-like yesterday.
Beckett deserves big payday - Mike Fine says that the Red Sox don’t really have any choice to ante up and give Josh Beckett his new contract.
Healthy Delcarmen homed in - Bob Ryan has Manny Decarmen saying that he was injured last season, and it contributed to his struggles on the mound.
Lackey as right as rain - The Globe notebook picks up a few more Red Sox pieces.
The Patriot Way suits Neal and Faulk - Tom E. Curran has the two re-signed Patriots talking about why they want to play their whole careers for this franchise.
Kraft explains moves - Mark Farinella’s Patriots notebook has the team’s owner explaining the thinking of the club this offseason.
Curtis Martin, Terry Glenn Among Best Rookies in Patriots History - Jeff Howe lists out the top rookies in franchise history.
A shot at redemption - Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has a preview of the Hockey East quarterfinal matchups.
Also see Chris Warner’s Q&A With Auburn RB Ben Tate on Patriots Daily.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will address graduates at the UMass-Lowell’s Commencement on Saturday, May 29 at 10 a.m. at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
Goodell also will accept a posthumous Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his father, the late U.S. Sen. Charles Goodell, a Republican who was elected to Congress in 1959 and appointed to the Senate following the assassination of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. He established a solid record on issues such as civil rights, the war on poverty and education.
I haven’t been able to confirm this, but a poster on the Radio-Info.com Discussion Board says that WEEI is now broadcasting on WMKK 93.7 HD3. Could be a precursor to the long-rumored WEEI-to-FM move.
So long, Ben Watson, we’ll always have Denver, though his 63-yard catch-and-run tochdown against the Jaguars a week earlier might’ve been even more impressive.