Six In A Row For Bruins

After their horrific start to the season, the Bruins have gotten red-hot, winning their last six games, and averaging just under six goals a game during that stretch. The Bruins got a OT  third period goal from Benoit Pouliot to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 at the Garden last night.

Bruins score three in third, beat Devils, 4-3 – The CSNNE.com game story from Joe Haggerty and Jessica Camerato has the details of the win. More game stories from Steve Conroy | Mike Loftus | Douglas Flynn | Bud Barth | Fluto Shinzawa | DJ Bean

Five things we learned from Tuesday’s Bruins win over Devils - Mick Colageo has some things to take away from last night.

Staring down the bull’s-eye – Joe McDonald has the Bruins skating fine line between physical and dirty, which is resulting in wins for them. Stephen Harris has the Bruins style get the attention of opposing GM’s.

Decision on Milan Lucic no surprise to Claude Julien – The Herald notebook has the Bruins coach not surprised that his forward was not suspended by the league. The Patriot Ledger notebook has Daniel Paille eager to get back to action. The Globe Bruins notebook has Lucic’s hit on Ryan Miller raising questions.

10 Crucial Things the New England Patriots Have Done Right in 2011 – Regardless of what you may hear and read on a daily basis, the Patriots have actually made a few good decisions this season.

For the most part, a job done right – Greg A Bedard reviews the Patriots win over the Jets.

Go to Rob Gronkowski in red zone – Karen Guregian looks at how big a weapon the tight end has become in the red zone.

An AFC scout gives five-point plan of attack for Patriots against the Chiefs – Christopher Price has an early look at the Chiefs game.

Unwelcome recognition? - Chris Forsberg says that these two teams know each other a lot more than their history would indicate.

Key player - Stand Grossfeld looks at Andre Carter’s love of the piano.

The secrets behind Belichick’s success – The Globe reviews Michael Holley’s new book -War Room: The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team

Rookie Cannon activated – The Globe notebook looks at the fifth round pick being activated yesterday. The Herald notebook has more on Carter. The Patriots Journal has ex-Chief Brian Waters looking forward to facing his old team. The Enterprise notebook from Glen Farley has more on Cannon.

Be sure to check out NFL Turning Point tonight on VERSUS at 10:00pm, as the Patriots/Jets game will be heavily featured. The program uses great footage and sound from NFL Films and is a treat to watch.

Not an unopposed election? - Gordon Edes has Ben Cherington insisting that Dale Sveum is not the only managerial candidate. Scott Lauber says that both the Red Sox and Cubs have their eyes on Sveum.

Sox search for short-term, short-money closer – Sean McAdam looks at what the Sox may do to replace Jonathan Papelbon.

A look at how the baseball world is viewing David Ortiz- Rob Bradford has opposing GM’s talking about the Red Sox DH.

Mark Farinella reports the following this morning:

- As if losing Terry Francona and Jonathan Papelbon wasn’t maddening enough, I have it on good authority that Heidi Watney will not be returning to her on-field reporting duties for NESN’s Red Sox broadcasts next year. Can’t reveal my source, but it’s a good one …

Was his source Dan Shaughnessy, who wrote this yesterday?

Tito, Theo, Papel-Gone. Don’t be surprised if Miss Heidi is next. That’s right, Heidi Watney might be the next member of the 2011 Red Sox cast to depart. Heidi’s contract is up at the end of the month and a person with knowledge of NESN’s upper management says Watney is done after four years as the Sox in-game reporter.

Sadly, indications seem strong that we’ve seen the last of Heidi Watney on the Red Sox telecasts. That’s a shame.

  • rebel1983

    Just a quick nitpick. Pouliot's goal came at the tail end of the third period, NOT in overtime.

  • Kevin

    Hi Bruce, just a nitpicky thing. In your first paragraph you reported that Pouliot’s goal was in OT. It took place with approx. 3 minutes left in the 3rd period. Thanks for the great job you do, much appreciated.

    • http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com Bruce Allen

      Thanks guys, I don't know what I was thinking…

  • NutCracker

    Seems to me the backfield coaches did a great job preparing the Patriots 'no-name' defense for the Jets game; Chris Gasper please take note.

    Heidi Watney gets a lot of comments about her attractive looks but I also think she does a pretty good job. I hope she's gets a better gig elsewhere if she leaves.

  • Angry Old Bastard

    Thank you for reminding me of " NFL Turning Point " it is a great show but I always forget about it… should be really good tonight if they are featuring Jets/Pats game

  • latetodinner

    I think WEEI might have out done themselves this morning. A caller accuses the station of hypocrisy because LJ told the story about being told about a potential case of a pedophile at an event. He gave the guy who told him his card and told him to get back in touch with him and he would get the guy in touch with WIll McD. The guy never called and LJ did not report it to the police because he did not know the guys name, did not see anything happening and really knew nothing of the details.. The caller says WEEI is hypocritical for having LJ on the air when for the last 7 days they have been non stop on the Sandusky case. The thing that amazes me is LJ then calls in to defend himself and is given 10 minutes to do so. So…somehow WEEI was able to make the Sandusky story all about one of its own hosts. Well done WEEI. ugh!

  • jlm

    why is it a shame that Heidi Watney is out? Are you going to miss her fascinating insider reports on the disgusting food you can get at various ballparks throughout the country?

    • APimpNamedDaveR

      I have put up with a LOT more boring things in my life in order to continue to justifiably stare at women a LOT less attractive than Heidi….

  • APimpNamedDaveR

    Great article you wrote there, Bruce. I wish more people — media and fans — would take it to heart.