The Bruins rocked the TD Garden in their home opner, beating the Washington Capitals 4-1, aided by another top-notch performance in goal from Tim Thomas.
It’s early, but the town is excited about the Bruins.
A real crowd-pleaser – Bob Ryan says that the atmosphere at the Garden last night was absolutely festive.
Tim Thomas backs Bruins by Capitals – Stephen Harris says that this game was a message.
Bruins’ Tim Thomas back in the zone – Joe McDonald has the Bruins goaltender feeling great.
The Hat Trick: Tim Thomas, power play shine, while fourth line’s a charm – DJ Bean has three thoughts on the win.
Thomas, Rask pull ‘trickeration’ on the media – Joe Haggerty has the Bruins goaltenders doing a little bait-and-switch on the media.
Big things coming from Boychuk already – Fluto Shinzawa’s notebook has the defenseman coming a long way in one year.
On Brandon Meriweather, His Hit And The Reaction Afterward – My SB Nation Boston media column goes into the Brandon Meriweather reaction in more detail, and I’ve got more thoughts on Dennis and Callahan heading to NESN.
Miller offers Celtics a nod – Bill Doyle has TNT’s Reggie Miller saying that the Celtics (not the Heat) are the team to beat in the NBA.
Patriots maturing before our eyes – Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi break down the Patriots/Chargers game.
Deconstructing Tom Brady – Christopher Price asks eight people — current and former teammates, Hall of Famers, coaches, analysts, former MVPs and other Super Bowl champions — one question: What makes Tom Brady great?
Chung getting it done – Mark Farinella has the second year safety emerging as a standout.
Linebacker Mayo comes into his own – Robert Lee has the third-year linebacker getting some serious praise from Bill Belichick.
Better off Deaderick – Dan Duggan has the seventh round pick emerging as a surprise starter last week.
Patriots- Chargers rivalry loses zest – Ian Rapoport notes that many of the players who attacked the Patriots in the past are no longer with the Chargers. Tom E. Curran runs down the Patriots/Chargers matchups in the Belichick era.
Patriots figure to have some special (teams) opportunities in San Diego – Glen Farley says that the Chargers are already wary of the Patriots special teams.
Two sides to Vollmer’s success story – Michael Vega has the second year tackle equally comfortable on the left or right.
Around The League – Week Six – Jeremy Gottlieb has a look at the big issues in the NFL this week.
The secrets of their success – Paul Flannery looks at why Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett have had such success since joining forces.
With Baby, Celtics see changed man – Steve Bulpett has Glen Davis with the best training camp of his career.
Guys, you’re not doing yourselves any favors here.