Bruins Can’t Close Out Habs, Game 7 Tonight

The Bruins could not overcome penalties, and once again could not get a single thing working on their own power plays, and fell to the Canadiens 2-1 up in Montreal last night. This forces a deciding game 7 at the TD Garden tonight. Get the full coverage over at BruinsLinks.com.

Special Teams Cost Bruins As Canadiens Force Game 7 With Pair of 5-on-3 Goals in Montreal - Douglas Flynn has the Bruins doing just fine when at even strength.

Bruins stretched to their limit - Joe McDonald has Boston headed to another game 7. Not a happy place for the Bruins. Joe Haggerty says that it is time for the Bruins to kill their game 7 demons.

Time to man up on advantage - Kevin Paul Dupont notes that the Bruins could be the first team to win a seven game series without converting a single power play goal. Stephen Harris says jobs are on the line tonight.

Botched call had them seething - No, Fluto Shinzawa’s notebook isn’t talking about a call against the Bruins, but rather a disallowed goal for the Canadiens.

Waiting for the Gonzo Show: Slugger’s power projections reconsidered - You might be wondering when Adrian Gonzalez is going to start hitting some home runs. Alex Speier got my attention by placing Gonzalez’ name in the same sentence as Red Sox busts Edgar Renteria, Coco Crisp and Julio Lugo.

Buchholz out of luck so far this year - Sean McAdam says that Clay Buchholz simply hasn’t been as lucky as he was last season.

What side of this argument are you on? - Nick Cafardo examines the lefty-heavy Red Sox lineup.

Terry Francona turns to Jason Varitek again - The notebooks today are all about the veteran catcher, starting with Michael Silverman in the Herald. Other notebooks from Michael Vega | Brian MacPherson | Sean McAdam

Jeff Green hasn’t found his way yet - Jackie MacMullan says that the new Celtic still has time to win over the fans. Mark Murphy has Green and Nenad Krstic still adjusting to coming off the bench.

Back to work: Celtics need to use their time off wisely - Paul Flannery says that the Celtics have plenty of things to work on this week.

So far, so good for Celtics - Bob Ryan says that the Celtics are in line to give Miami their best shot.

Kevin Garnett turning back clock - Chris Forsberg has KG playing vintage. A. Sherrod Blakely has KG showing he can still score.

Celtics’ Rondo figures to be a key in matchup with Heat - Jim Fenton believes the point guard is the key to the series.

Some interesting names may fall to Patriots - Tom E Curran wonders if some potential sliders would be of interest to the Patriots.

Vince Wilfork Believes Lockout Will Create a Change in Patriots Draft Philosophy and 19 Other NFL Thoughts - Jeff Howe cranks out some thoughts on the NFL labor situation and the draft.

For Patriots, it’s two drafts in one - Mike Reiss says that with two picks in each of the first three rounds, this is a unique opportunity for Bill Belichick.

Chris Warner’s Patriots Draft Central - Chris Warner has once again been prolific in preparing for the draft for Patriots Daily.

Cameron Jordan perfect fit for Belichick - Karen Guregian thinks the Cal defensive end is exactly what the Patriots want and need.

  • APimpNamedDaveR

    But…. but…. but… but I thought Jason Varitek's magical catcher aura turned bats into limp noodles, and made even the hackiest quadruple-A starter look like the second coming of Sidd Finch!!!!! Buchholz actually pitched 45 1/3 innings of negative-3 hit ball last night, right? DON'T SPREAD THESE VICIOUS LIES THAT THE HOLY VARITEK ALLOWED A PITCHER TO GIVE UP RUNS!!!!!!!!