An 8:00 am meeting an hour from my house results in no full links for this morning, my apologies, I know its a huge sports morning.
Just not a good day for Boston sports.
Game seven resulted in sudden death for the Boston Bruins, as they were defeated in overtime, 3-2 by the Carolina Hurricanes, ending their season. New Boston villain Scott Walker (yeah, the guy who many felt should’ve been suspended for multiple games after sucker-punching Aaron Ward at the end of game 5) cemented his place in Bruins infamy by scoring the winning goal on a rebound with just over a minute left in the extra session.
We’ll hear some nitwits saying how the season was a FAIL-YAH because the Bruins didn’t get past the second round, but I don’t subscribe to that. They brought hockey back to Boston. They’ll have some tough decisions to make this offseason with a number of free agents on the roster and some salary cap issues to address, but there is plenty of young talent here which is going to keep them competitive. Hopefully they can learn from this series against the more experienced Hurricanes.
Check BruinsLinks.com this morning for all the coverage and messageboard chatter about the game.
This time it was the Celtics who lost the double-digit second half lead, losing game six to the Magic 83-75 down in Orlando. The series is now tied at three games apiece, and the Celtics face a game seven of their own at home on Sunday night.
Ray Allen played almost 42 minutes and scored only five points on the night. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 19 points and 16 rebounds, but also had five turnovers on the night – the Celtics as a team had 19, which might well have been the difference in the ballgame.
Head on over to CelticsLinks.com for the details.
Yup, it was an 0-for-3 day for the Boston locals, as the Red Sox lost to the Angels 5-4 in 12 innings out in Anaheim. David Ortiz may have finally forced manager Terry Francona to consider moving him down in the lineup, (or taking him out completely) as he went 0-7 on the afternoon, tying a team record by stranding 12 runners. A bright spot was the bat of Julio Lugo, who had five hits on the afternoon.
RedSoxLinks.com will get you caught on the latest news, opinion and chatter around the Red Sox.
Might as well hit PatriotsLinks.com while you’re at it as well.