It was a rough night for the local pro sports teams as both the Bruins and Celtics posted losses, and each now has a two game losing streak.

The Bruins have still never beaten the Minnesota Wild at home, as they lost 1-0 at the Garden. Fluto Shinzawa looks at the lone goal by Marek Zidlicky. Rich Thompson has the Bruins facing their first adversity of the season. Bud Barth has the Bruins getting shut out for the first time this season. Joe Haggerty wonders if the Wild found the blueprint to beating the Bruins.

Kevin Paul Dupont has the Wild doing what they do best – bottling up the other team. Stephen Harris has the Bruins falling into the Wild trap. Mike Loftus says that the Bruins could see this game coming. Mick Colageo says that going into the playoffs with a two-goalie tandem wouldn’t be a first for the Bruins.

Shinzawa’s notebook has the Bruins needing to work on their forechecking. Thompson’s notebook has Manny Fernandez solid in defeat for the Bruins. Loftus’ notebook has the Bruins lamenting missed opportunities last night. Barth’s notebook has more on the goaltending duo for the Bruins.

Celtics

The Charlotte Bobcats always seem to give the Celtics trouble, and last night they took the Celtics to OT and then beat them, 114-106, handing the Celtics their second straight loss and fifth in the last seven games.

Frank Dell’Apa has the Bobcats going small and coming up big to beat the Celtics. Mark Murphy has the Celtics defense not getting the job done.

Mike Fine has a look at Rajon Rondo, who appears to be on the brink of stardom with the Celtics. Jessica Camerato looks at whether the Celtics are in trouble. Paul Flannery has the big three giving a thumbs up to Stephon Marbury.

Dell’Apa’s notebook has Kevin Garnett not using his injured calf as an excuse. Murphy’s notebook has the Bobcats taking pains not to get “punked” by Garnett.

Boston College

The BC/Jeff Jagodzinski stare-down continues. Rob Bradford posted on WEEI.com this morning:

According to WEEI’s Jon Meterparel, Boston College head football coach Jeff Jagodzinski and BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo did have a phone conversation about approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday night, agreeing to hold a face to face meeting Wednesday morning. It is thought that Jagodzinski, who interviewed with the New York Jets Tuesday, will be fired during the morning meeting. Boston College coaches Frank Spaziani and Jack Bicknell Jr. are the favorites to replace Jagodzinski, although outside candidates will be interviewed.

Steve Conroy has more on the meeting scheduled for this morning. Dan Shaughnessy wonders when contracts became a one-way deal.

Patriots/Red Sox

John Tomase has Richard Seymour facing surgery on his finger. Christopher L. Gasper has the Seahawks looking to speak to special teams coach Brad Seely. Bill Burt says that Kansas City would be the perfect spot for Scott Pioli.

Sean McAdam and Dan Barbarisi have Mark Teixeira taking his place as the latest Yankees villain.

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4 thoughts on “Rough Night for Locals

  1. It’s hard to imagine a more awful night of sports.

    I love how Gary Bettman is constantly talking about opening up the offense in the NHL, yet Jacques Lemaire continues to earn a steady paycheck by putting opposing fans to sleep.

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  2. TAKE A BOW, Jon! You’ve still managed to keep a job during this crisis and in your industry. No one can possibly fathom how or why. But 2009 will finally jettison you to the Land of Misfit Sports Media Hacks.

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  3. ..and TEC continues his spiral into irrelevancy and Shankville with an abomination at msnbc.com called “Turbulent Times in New England”. I wonder if his obsession with Kahn’s codpiece continues.

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