The Bruins came up huge last night, pounding the revenge-minded Canadiens 7-0 in a thoroughly enjoyable hockey game at the Garden. Get the complete coverage at Bruinslinks.com. It might be fun to also check out the Montreal Gazette this morning as well.
Clean hit – Fluto Shinzawa says: In perhaps their most complete game of the season, the Bruins got contributions up and down their lineup to lay the worst kind of smackdown on their most hated rival. Mick Colageo has the Bruins flat-out taking care of business.
Bruins show they can beat the Habs the right way – DJ Bean adds: So while there weren’t many punches thrown, the messages that the Bruins needed to convey were conveyed. They can beat their rivals the right way. Steve Conroy also agrees that the Bruins did their pounding the right way. Danny Picard has Nathan Horton among the stars of this win “the right way.”
Leadership, big wins give Bruins a boost – Joe McDonald praises the presence of Mark Recchi, saying that his stats don’t even matter, because what he brings off the ice is so much more important for this team. Stephen Harris has Recchi’s comments this week hitting their mark.
Gregory Campbell speaks up with two goals, fists – Conroy’s notebook has the scrappy centerman proving to be much more than a throw-in in the Nathan Horton deal. The CSNNE notes from Joe Haggerty has Zdeno Chara making a strong statement last night. Dan Hickling’s Bruins Journal has the Bruins doing no gloating following the big win. The Globe notebook from Fluto Shinzawa has more on Recchi’s comments.
Media Roundup: Remember The Bruins? – My SBNation Boston media column has Michael Felger riding Bruins talk to ratings success.
In tight race, C’s keep eyes on the prize – Peter May has the Celtics still focused on getting the top seed. Jessica Camerato adds that there will be a lot of desperate teams on the Celtics upcoming schedule.
Always a deep concern – Nick Cafardo frets over the Red Sox starting pitching depth after the top five.
The iceless man cometh: Clay Buchholz and the quest for 200 innings – Alex Speier examines the thin righty’s goal of becoming a workhorse. Scott Lauber has more on the goal for Buchholz.
Aceves always marched to his own beat – Tim Britton says that the former Yankee is a bit…eccentric.
Marlin has a blast against Buchholz – The Globe notebook has a look at a tough outing for Buchholz. The Herald Red Sox Notebook has David Ortiz remaining positive after a tough game. Britton’s Red Sox Journal has more on Buchholz getting roughed up.
Menu worth reheat – Ian Rapoport warms up a few Patriots-related nuggets.
Skinner defends himself – Mark Blaudschun has the former BC coach speaking out for the first time since his dismissal following last season.
Sharks to distribute Kathryn Tappen bobblehead dolls tonight – Bill Doyle has the NESN anchor being honored at the Worcester Sharks game tonight.