That seems to be the question regarding the Bruins and their matchup with the Penguins tonight. Will they attempt to retaliate for Matt Cooke’s hit that ended Marc Savard’s season? The pressure is on the Bruins players to make a statement, yet the league will be watching them closely and issuing warnings to both teams prior to the game.
This is the most the Bruins have been talked about since the Winter Classic at Fenway Park. The results might well disappoint, but the anticipation for tonight’s game is high, especially among those in the media.
Time to redefine Bruins hockey - Mick Colageo says that what happens tonight is important to this Bruins team’s identity.
Bruins may stir something up for Cooke - Fluto Shinzawa says that the Bruins have a chance to hold Cooke accountable for his actions, but at this point, they need points more than they need punchouts.
All eyes on Matt Cooke tonight - Stephen Harris notes that this whole situation is a result of Colin Campbell’s “disgraceful job performance,” yet the Bruins will be the ones punished if something happens.
Make the Penguins pay the right way - Ron Borges says that the traditional hockey fight route would be silly for the Bruins in this case.
Celts take care of Knicks, 109-97 - Bill Doyle has Paul Pierce and the Celtics rolling over the Knicks last night.
Rajon Rondo’s game has its point - Steve Bulpett has Rajon Rondo focusing on his teammates rather than his own scoring.
Walker, Giddens getting their chance - Jessica Camerato has the former Celtics talking about their increased minutes with the Knicks.
Don’t expect talent show - Bill Doyle has commentators calling this year’s NCAA Tourney Field underwhelming.
Familiar pass Patten for Pats - Glen Farley has David Patten remembering the glory days and explaining why he wanted to come back to New England.
Lackey on Beltre: ‘Dude can play’ - Gordon Edes looks at a spectacular play in the field by Adrian Beltre, who showed what some of the hype about his glove skills is all about.
Helping young players part of Cameron’s game - Daniel Barbarisi has Mike Cameron showing that his influence on a team extends well beyond his statistics.
Quick hits: Mets 4, Red Sox 2 - Edes recaps some of the other action from yesterday for the Red Sox.
In Chris Warner’s Q&A With Kent State TE Jameson Konz, the subject of Julian Edelman comes up, as you might expect.