Both the Bruins and Red Sox needed some extra time last night, but they both managed to pull out road wins. The Bruins evened up their first round series with Montreal at 2 games apiece with a 5-4 OT win. The Red Sox beat the Angels 4-2 in 11 innings.
This is a little late, but there is some really good material today, and I tried to look at some different sources as well.
Ryder’s goal in overtime squares series – Fluto Shinzawa has the story of the Bruins epic overtime win in Montreal to square the best of seven series at two. Get more on the game from Douglas Flynn | DJ Bean | Steve Conroy | Joe McDonald
When playoffs arrive, Bruins’ Ryder’s not just along for the ride – Matt Kalman notes that “no Bruins’ player has become more synonymous with the team’s failures over the last few seasons than Michael Ryder, yet no player has exceeded his regular-season performances with playoff brilliance more than Ryder.” More on Ryder from Joe Haggerty |Stephen Harris | Dan Hickling | James Murphy | Mick Colageo | Amanda Bruno
Julien’s timeout may prove to be of the season-saving variety – Jesse Connolly of New England Hockey Journal says that the Bruins coach may have saved his season (his job perhaps) with a timeout last night.
Somehow, getting it done – Kevin Paul Dupont examines “how crazy things have begun for the Bruins as they try to win their first Cup since 1972.”
Ference could pay a big price for gesture – Shinzawa’s notebook says that the Bruins defenseman could be looking at league punishment for his one-fingered gesture to the Montreal crowd. The Bruins Notebook from Steve Conroy has Chris Kelly leading a third-line charge that lifted the Bruins.
Extra effort lifts Red Sox over Angels – Scott Lauber has the gamer on the Red Sox win over the Angels.
Josh Beckett’s success is Sox’ good four-tune – John Tomase says that “last night Beckett provided some of the most compelling evidence yet that he is back, and in a big way.” Gordon Edes has the Sox leaning on Beckett for 125 pitches last night.
Lowrie making up for lost time – Peter Abraham’s notebook has the shortstop proving himself all over again. The Herald notebook from Scott Lauber has Kevin Youkilis having to leave the game early after taking a foul ball off his shin. The CSNNE notes from Sean McAdam have more on the strong start from Beckett.
Iglesias has winning attitude – Michael Vega’s minor league notebook has a look at the shortstop phenom’s start at Pawtucket.
Where history has roots – Amalie Benjamin has a look at Madison Square Garden, and the historic basketball battles that have been held there. Chris Forsberg has Doc Rivers hoping to erase some bitter memories of the place. Steve Bulpett revisits some of the classic battles between the Celtics and Knicks.
Game 3 Keys: Get a rebound – Paul Flannery with a simple gameplan for the Celtics.
Rondo is on the attack for Celts – Scott Souza has the Celtics point guard with the series in his hands.
NBA player, Epsom teen share a loss and a game – Jim Fennell tells the touching story of a NH teen who caught the attention of NBA star Chris Paul.
Belichick says ’11 defensive line class is benchmark group – The Patriots coach tells Tom E Curran that this draft class is stocked at defensive linemen. Wait, I thought I was told repeatedly that Bill Belichick was not speaking to the local media before the draft?
Doing homework sets up Bill Belichick’s board – Hang on, he spoke with Ian Rapoport as well?
Cervasio at home back in New York – Chad (or is it Thad?) Finn checks in with the former NESN reporter, and looks at the latest radio ratings, which caused so much rancor yesterday.