Bruins Sharp In Home Opener

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.

Gorman, Heinsohn hold court - Chad Finn has the CSN broadcast duo marking their 30th season as a team.

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.

And finally:

waving hand furiously! “@mikecwright: Another worthless locker room access session…wonder if there’s a worse locker room in entire NFL.”Thu Oct 21 18:17:21 via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Guys, you’re not doing yourselves any favors here.

  • Paul

    So is Shalise talking about the mood in the locker room, the locker room being hard to physically navigate, or is she griping about how the Pats players won't give them any worthwhile quotes?

    • classless

      she means nobody tells the media anything of substance. Why doesn't she go to the Jets locker room with the rest of the lazy media while also getting in the kitchen and making me some bacon n eggs ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh