The Bruins dropped one on the road last night, losing 4-3 in OT to the Nashville Predators. Check all the coverage over at BruinsLinks.com.
Thursday’s loss exactly the kind of game Bruins should win – DJ Bean says that there are still plenty of questions to be answered about this Bruins team.
Kampfer’s rookie mistakes cost the B’s – Joe Haggerty has the young defenseman with a pair of costly mistakes which led to the Predators victory. Douglas Flynn has more on Kampfer’s mistakes, and some growth from Tyler Seguin.
Brad Marchand must sit 2 – Stephen Harris’ notebook in the Herald has the Bruins forward getting a two-game suspension for his hit on Columbus’ R.J. Umberger. The Globe notebook from Fluto Shinzawa has more on the suspension. The CSNNE notes from Joe Haggerty has Seguin taking a hit last night, but shaking it off and playing well.
Back to the Marchand hit for a moment, looking back – and this is total hindsight here – the hit barely registered among the local writers following the game. The only reference I can find to it is a passing note in Kevin Paul Dupont’s notebook, where he says “Brad Marchand looked a bit more engaged in the offense, landing five shots, and delivering an after-the-whistle elbow that nearly ignited a fight.” It was only the next day when the hit became a big topic. The only account I can find where it was pointed out the night of the game was from Matt Kalman on TheBruinsBlog.net. Kalman wondered if the league would look into the hit, and dole out some discipline to Marchand, which it did.
Boston trims roster, Iglesias, Anderson heading to PawSox - Tim Britton’s Red Sox Journal has the Sox send five players to the minors. The Herald notebook by John Tomase has more on Lackey. The Globe notebook from Peter Abraham has Jonathan Papelbon getting roughed up again.
Danny Ainge feels Celtics’ pain - Steve Bulpett has the Celtics boss putting his team’s health first among its goals.
Impact players: What the return of West and the O’Neals means for Celtics - Paul Flannery looks at how important it is to the Celtics to get those three players back. A. Sherrod Blakely reports that Shaq will be joining the Celtics on their road trip which begins tonight. He is not expected to play tonight, however.
Delonte West, Jeff Green’s History Stretches From Coast to Coast Over Past Decade – Evans Clinchy provides some interesting background on the two players, as they’ve got connections all over the place.
Happy 30th for Celtics tandem – Chad Finn looks at the Celtics broadcasters being honored with a CSNNE special tonight – “30 Seasons Of Mike and Tommy”
CBS shares NCAA Tournament load – Bill Doyle looks at the new broadcast arrangements between CBS and Turner Sports.
Media Roundup: During NFL Lockout, Fans’ Voice Heard Like Never Before - My SB Nation Boston sports media column looks at why this lockout is different from any other work stoppage in professional sports history.
Work stoppage may be good for Patriots – Glen Farley thinks that the Patriots might have an advantage coming out of the lockout.
The Ohio players – Bob Ryan with a feature on the favorites to win the NCAA Championship, THE Ohio State Buckeyes and freshman sensation Jared Sullinger.