The Bruins picked up a shootout victory in Ottawa last night, coming back from an early 2-0 deficit to tie the game and then win on a David Krejci goal in the shootout to win 3-2. The Bruins now sit at 17-3-3 on the season.
The Krejci goal came after Ottawa’s Kaspars Daugavins unsuccessfully attempted a spin-around shot with the puck pinned to the point of the blade of his stick. This move has generated plenty of talk about the shootout, and whether an NHL game should be decided on a such a play.
Bruins complete comeback over Sens in shootout, 3-2 – Joe Haggerty has the particulars from last night.
B’s will take the two – Shootout or no, Steve Conroy says the Bruins will take the two points from the win.
NFL free agency begins in earnest this afternoon at 4:00pm, when teams can officially sign players. This whole “legal tampering” period the few days has seemed silly, especially given the memo Sheriff Goodell sent out last Friday.
The “legal tampering” period almost seemed like a concession to the endless complaints of people like Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com who had a huge bee in his bonnet over the topic. The NFL decides to allow teams to contact prospective free agents, but then puts huge restrictions on the process, with threats of huge punishments if any specific numbers are agreed to, or even exchanged.
What will the Patriots do? They still have their own guys to take care of, but given the sheer number of defensive backs that have hit the market, it seems likely they will at least attempt to add some depth there.
Patriots’ shopping list for free agency – Greg Bedard says that the Patriots have 14 holes to fill on their roster. Some are these are positions like “third pass-rushing end” and “fourth cornerback” and “backup flex tight end.”
Free-agency primer from Pats’ perspective – Field Yates also ranks the areas of need for the Patriots.
Is WEEI trying out a Callahan/Minihane combo by sending John Dennis off the rest of the week on a “surprise birthday trip?” Dale Arnold is expected to join Callahan and Minihane the rest of the week, which could be an interesting show.
Glenn Ordway makes his first CSNNE appearance since getting fired by WEEI tonight, as he co-hosts Sports Tonight with Michael Felger following the Celtics game.
WEEI’s pairing of Michael Holley with Bob Ryan yesterday was entertaining, as Ryan still has that passion and energy, he was fun to listen to even if he was driving me nuts with the Rajon Rondo stuff. Today, Jackie MacMullan will be alongside Holley.
A couple last links:
Closer behind the plate: The making of Christian Vazquez, catching prospect – Alex Speier on the minor league catcher with the big league arm.
Basketball analyst, former BC hoops star and Bristol native Malcolm Huckaby grew up in ESPN’s backyard - Cool piece on the former Boston College guard talking about growing up near ESPN.