The Bruins picked up a home win last night, beating the New Jersey Devils 4-1 at the Garden. Get all the coverage at BruinsLinks.com.
Bruins fall but get back up - Stephen Harris says that the Bruins may have hit rock-bottom in that first period.
Thomas steps up in playoff atmosphere - Danny Picard has the goaltender turning back a desperate Devils squad.
Lucic standing out in this crowd - Michae Vega has the young forward notching his 30th goal of the season, and continuing to grow before our eyes. Douglas Flynn has more on Lucic reaching this milestone. DJ Bean says that 30 came sooner than expected for Lucic.
Confident Kaberle goes on the offensive - Fluto Shinzawa’s notebook has the defenseman playing without hesitation last night, and getting positive results. The Herald notebook from Steve Conroy has more on Lucic getting number 30. The CSNNE notes from Joe Haggerty have more on Lucic.
Celtics hope toughness rubs off on new guys - A. Sherrod Blakely has the new guys getting plenty of “teaching moments” in recent games. Mark Murphy has Doc Rivers hoping the newcomers get the message. Gary Washburn says there are some positive signs right now.
Celtics battling for home-court advantage - Jim Fenton notes that unlike last year, this edition of the Celtics has plenty to play for at this point. Chris Forsberg has a few things to watch as the season winds down.
Going for Gonzo: Why Red Sox didn’t wait to acquire Adrian Gonzalez - Alex Speier looks at why the Red Sox just didn’t wait until Gonzalez was a free agent to pursue him.
Red Sox, Adrian Gonzalez make progress on deal - Michael Silverman has things looking good on the possibility of a new deal for the slugger in early April. Sean McAdam says that the deal could be just weeks from being done. Nick Cafardo also weighs in.
The shape of the 2011 Boston Red Sox - Mike Fine says that Sox management still has some decisions to make here.
Claiming the A.L. East won’t be a cakewalk - Tim Britton says that once again, the division looks to be highly competitive.
Could Jed Lowrie take Marco Scutaro’s job as Red Sox shortstop? Not a chance - Ron Chimelis doesn’t see the Sox making a change.
Patriots’ draft envy of all - Ian Rapoport has the Patriots draft methods and position getting praise from around the league.
Bill Belichick Is a One-Man Trade Machine and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts - Jeff Howe with 20 thoughts/points on the Pats.
Rex Ryan’s snapshot view of Jets-Patriots - Ron Borges has a confident Ryan believing he’s got the Patriots number.
Bill Belichick’s absence insult to peers - Mike Reiss levies some criticism at the head coach for his absence at the media breakfast yesterday.
Role reversal: more athletes, past and present, entering media - Dan Shaughnessy on SI.com looks at former athletes flocking to jobs in the media.
Season of change - Mark Farinella has a shout-out to BSMW this morning…sort of.