Bruins Hit Break With Win Over Panthers

The Bruins have reached the All Star break following last night’s 2-1 home victory over the Florida Panthers. The Bruins hit the break in first place in the Northeast division, and third in the Eastern Conference.

Hang time – Kevin Paul Dupont has the Bruins going an impressive 11-4-3 over their last 18 games prior to the break.

Hot Brad Marchand for real – Rich Thompson says that the rookie has outgrown his limited role in the Bruins offense. Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has more on the winger.

Milan Lucic finds success with linemate – Joe McDonald has the forward notching his 20th goal of the season, with some help from David Krejci.

Peter Chiarelli on all things Bruins: ‘I’m not going to stop trying to improve the team’ – DJ Bean has the Bruins GM ok with tweaking his roster going forward.

Savard should consider calling it a career – Joe Haggerty thinks the Bruins center should seriously think of retiring.

David Krejci bounces back quickly from injury scare – Steve Conroy’s notebook has the center returning to the game after a hard hit left him writhing on the ice. The Globe notebook by Kevin Paul Dupont has Marc Savard headed home to rest. The CSNNE notes from Joe Haggerty has more on Krejci.

Brown: Marriage between Ochocinco, Patriots would work – Christopher Price has Troy Brown saying that the former Chad Johnson would be a good fit for the Patriots.

Not standing Pat – Michael Felger has a Patriots-centric mailbag this week.

Logan Mankins at head of line – Karen Guregian has the free agent-to-be not closing the door on the Patriots. Tom E. Curran has a different view of things.

Herzlich out to bowl ’em over – Shalise Manza Young has the BC linebacker looking to open some eyes.

It’s Casey Matthews’ turn at bat – Ian Rapoport’s notebook has Clay’s younger brother looking to make his own mark.

It’s time the West was won – Peter May takes a game-by-game look at the Celtics West coast road trip which begins tonight in Portland. Paul Flannery and Mark Murphy have more on the trip.

Celts heading back to their house of horrors – Scott Souza has Sunday’s game in the Staples Center looking large on the trip.

Celtics/Lakers – Finals vs. Regular Season Prices

Interesting comparison here between prices in Los Angeles for the NBA Finals last June, and for this Sunday’s regular season rematch.

If you’re a Celtics fan who happens to be in Los Angeles – there are 37 tickets still available for less than $190, and the best deals can be found in the 300-level TiqZones.

Shaughnessy Column Corrected

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post – Fun With NFL Payrolls and Draft “Value”

From the Globe this morning:

Correction: Because of a reporting error, the ranking of the Patriots’ payroll among NFL teams was incorrect in a column about the Jets-Steelers game in Sunday’s Sports section. The NFL salary cap can be tabulated in different ways, but in three of the most-commonly acknowledged ones, the Patriots are ranked second, ninth, and 12th.

So did he just Google “NFL Payroll?”