Last night’s playoff opener didn’t hold too many surprises for the Bruins. They got solid goaltending from Tuukka Rask, but couldn’t put the puck in the net, falling to the Sabres 2-1. Get all the coverage from last night over at BruinsLinks.com.

The Red Sox had nothing yesterday, falling meekly to the Twins 8-0. They return to Fenway tonight for a series with the Tampa Rays. Jon Couture has the game Reloaded.

There’s a lot going on, so we’ve got 20 – count ’em – 20 links for you this morning.

Sabres get jump on Bruins, win Game One – Joe Haggerty says that the Bruins biggest mission should be to try and solve Ryan Miller before it is too late.

No surprises in Sabres’ Game 1 win over Bruins – Dan Rowinski says that Game 1 between the Bruins and Sabres stuck to the script.

Bruins pointed right way – Stephen Harris says that even if the Bruins get swept, if they play as they did last night, they will be able to hold their heads high.

Stuart able to put a finger on frustration – Fluto Shinzawa’s notebook has Mark Stuart musing over his unusual injuries this season.

Sam Jones remembers when ’69 Celts struggled, yet won title – There have been a few comparisions to this Celtics team which finished fourth in the Eastern Conference (50-32) with an aging nucleus and the 1968-69 Celtics which also finished fourth in the East with a 48-24 record, but turned things on in the postseason to win the final championship of the Bill Russell era. Sam Jones was also in his last year that season, and talks to Bill Burt about the experience. Good piece from Burt.

Tony Allen finally finds game, role with the Celtics – A. Sherrod Blakely has the sixth year Celtic being counted on to help defend Dwyane Wade in this first round series.

Breaking down the Celtics’ first-round opponent – Paul Flannery has five things to know about the Miami Heat.

Heat on Celtics to prove worth – Steve Bulpett says that it is put up or shut up time for these Celtics.

Celtics’ regular-season report card – Mark Murphy grades the Celtics.

 Smoltz slides easily into booth – Chad Finn’s Sports Media column has the former Braves ace adjusting to his new career in the booth. Finn also looks at some of the WEEI/98.5  ratings numbers.

Gloves and bats fail Red Sox in 8-0 loss to Liriano, Twins – Daniel Barbarisi has the Sox with a bad day all around.

Red Sox commence depth challenge – Alex Speier’s five things begins with the team’s depth already being used up.

Let’s see what Red Sox do at Fenway Park – Mike Fine looks at the early season struggles of the Red Sox, and tries to decide if this is going to be a trend or just early growing pains.

Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Cameron sit, with DL a possibility – Michael Silverman’s notebook has the Red Sox outfield very thin at the moment.

‘Teammates’ together again – Thomas Grillo reports on a new statue depicting Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio set to be unveiled at Fenway later this year.

Ranking the Patriots’ needs – Mike Reiss has an in-depth look at the Patriots needs heading into the draft.

Old RBs run out of time – Ian Rapoport says that the Patriots will likely be looking for a running back at some point in this draft. Colleague Karen Guregian has more.

Patrick Chung could have increased role in second season with Patriots – Robert Lee has the Patriots top pick from a year ago working for an increased role in ’10.

McClain’s fire burns inside – Albert Breer has a profile of Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain. who won’t be available where the Patriots are set to pick, but would look awfully good here.

Patriots Daily Mock Draft, Part 2 – the guys look into the later rounds for some potential Patriots.

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4 thoughts on “Bruins Come Up Short In Game One

  1. I would like to take this time to nominate two members for the Boston Sports Media Moron Hall of Fame. I’m sure you will find them very worthy of the nominations.

    Nominee #1:

    Gerry Callahan of WEEI and the Boston Herald, a surefire first ballot hall of famer, still does not understand that mocking people with aspergers syndrome is not funny. He still does not understand why people believe think he is a moron for how he treated a caller with aspergers, who wanted info on a book written by Shonda Schilling and his response was “at the bookstore” in a typical snarky tone. On Friday, Chris McDougall, who wrote the book “Born to Run” was a guest. After the interview a smart-ass texter texted, “Where can I get the book?” Gerry jumped all over this and said again “at the bookstore”. Gerry then said in his typical snide self, “I’m so sorry for being so mean. I’m such a bad person.” I am not a big fan of T&R but I hope they eventually kick the crap out of D&C in the ratings. It seems like they are getting a little closer.
    Callahan has also shown what a meathead he is at the Herald as well. I want to reiterate the article he wrote last week comparing Josh Beckett and Pedro Martinez. According to Callahan, Beckett is a true team player because he would sign for one year less, while Pedro is a rat because he wanted a fourth year. Pedro was selfish because he wanted as much money as possible.
    Of course, what Gerry fails to mention is that he and his partner John Dennis were out for approximately a couple of months. Why, it had to be because his employer WEEI was not donating enough to the Jimmy Fund right? Of course not, it was because he and Dennis were having a contract squabble over MORE MONEY. I guess capitalism is not good for baseball players but it’s great for sports radio morons like Gerry. Gerry, hypocrisy is a great characteristic for BSMM Hall of Fame members and you sir, are right at the top. Congratulations!!!

    Nominee #2

    If you are still wondering why Gary Tanguay was fired from his gig at 98.5, you need to look no further than at the other place he is stealing money from and that is at CSSNE Sports Tonight. At one point the topic went to Jacoby Ellsbury who we all saw had a serious collision with Adrian Beltre in Kansas City. Ellsbury suffered bruised ribs that are effecting his BREATHING. Ellsbury has not been able to play since. Gary though is not buying this. He believes that this is a devious plot being propagated buy Ellsbury’s agent Scott Boras. Boras has told Ellsbury not to come back too quickly in order to show how upset he is at being positioned in left field. Of course, Ellsbury has a track record of being a malcontent since being with Red Sox and this is just another log on the fire. Wait, you mean he has not been? He has been a model citizen who gives great effort? Never mind. Gary, crazy conspiracy dufuses, like yourself, not only will eventually make sure you lose your job in sports radio, it will make you a definite candidate for the BSMM Hall of Fame. Congratulations!!!

    1. Great stuff mandb97, couldn’t think of two better nominees.

      Despite Ted Baxter-Tanguay’s ridiculous Oliver Stone theories, 98.5 has invited him back to anchor their NFL Draft coverage. It also sounds like he’ll be back with Zolak and screechy Gresh on the Patriots pre- and postgame shows this fall.

      Reunited and it feels so nauseating…

      1. I just read about Tanguay on BSMW today. I’m “thrilled”. I better have a good supply of Tylenol every time I pass 98.5.

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