It was another great night for Boston sports.

The Bruins  took a 2-0 series lead over the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-2win at the TD Garden. Milan Lucic broke a 2-2 tie with his third period goal to give the Bruins the win. Check out all the coverage over at BruinsLinks.com.

Bruins beat Flyers, take 2-0 series lead – Joe Haggerty has the gamer and talking points from this one.

Bruins put 2-0 series lead behind them – Joe McDonald has the Bruins realizing they could just as easily be down 0-2 in this series.

Lucic’s goal lifts Bruins – Mick Colageo has Milan Lucic coming alive in the postseason.

B’s home success in postseason sets them apart – Graig Woodburn says that the Bruins and the Sharks have moved to the head of the pack in the chase for the Stanley Cup.

Bruins, Flyers add even more bite – Steve Buckley says that the Bruins are making a play for New England-wide cult status.

Stuart to travel with team to Philly – Fluto Shinzawa’s notebook has defenseman Mark Stuart hoping that he is close to a return.

In pro development, O’Connell gives stamp of approval – You did want to know what Mike O’Connell thinks about these Bruins, right?

Comcast SportsNet Attempts Bruins Postgame Show. Key Word is “Attempts”– Ken Fang wasn’t impressed with CSN’s foray into the world of  Hockey postgame shows.

Celtics

The Celtics wanted to get a split of the two games out in Cleveland, and that is exactly what they did last night with their 104-86win over the Cavaliers which tied the series at a game apiece heading back to Boston for games three and four. Rajon Rondo had 19 assists and Rasheed Wallace scored 17 points off the bench as the Celtics held off a late Cavs charge to post the win. Get the full coverage at Celticslinks.com.

Now we have a series – Paul Flannery has the Celtics interrupting the Cavaliers coronation.

Beating left them red-faced – Two days in a row of Dan Shaughnessy? I actually think Dan is at his best writing about the Celtics. Maybe it reminds him of the glory days of the 1980’s when he was on the beat…

For once, Sheed comes up big – Chris Forsberg has Rasheed Wallace coming up big in game two.

Rondo and Rivers are singing the same tune – Rich Levine has Rajon Rondo and his coach on the same page.

Mo Williams performs vanishing act – Mark Murphy’s notebook has the Cavs point guard MIA last night.

Stern says James has earned right to walk – No really, this headline from the ProJo Celtics Journal isn’t David Stern saying LeBron can travel whenever he wants, even if it might’ve seemed that way last night.

Red Sox

The Red Sox appeared to play mad last night, bashing four home runs en route to a 17-8win over the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz picked up his third win of the season in the victory. Get all the stories on this one over at RedSoxLinks.com.

What a difference a day makes – Gordon Edes has the Sox responding loudly after the lost weekend.

Red Sox’ lineup proves capable of making some noise – Peter Abraham has more on a bounce-back night for the Sox.

Red Sox soak up success – Michael Silverman has the Red Sox hoping they can build off this.

Roberts won’t run from this– Nick Cafardo has 2004 hero Dave Roberts battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Prize prospect Kelly thrives in the limelight – Daniel Barbarisi has the Red Sox top prospect handling everything thrown at him.

Red Sox insist they’re passing chemistry with flying colors – Rob Bradford has the Red Sox disputing the John Tomase story from yesterday that there are clubhouse issues with this team.

No time to panic – Maureen Mullen has a boatload of Red Sox notes.

On further review . . . – Tom E. Curran is rethinking his stand that the Patriots made a mistake not drafting Dez Bryant.

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7 thoughts on “Sweeps Night For Local Market

  1. Wow… you mean to tell me that a John Tomase story might be overblown and exaggerated???? What are the odds?

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    1. How on earth does that guy still have a job? I mean, he ruins a Super Bowl weekend for an entire fanbase (and, perhaps, for the team as well) with a false story written solely because he thought it would advance his career, and he basically gets off scot-free with an “oops, my bad” pseudo-apology; then his colleagues at the Herald spent the next two days either defending him (Felger) or bashing the Patriots’ fanbase (Mazz) in print.

      It boggles the mind, really.

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  2. Not a bad article by Curran who refreshingly admits he might have made a mistake. It’s almost inevitable Bryant will acquire the nickname “Distraction” before his career is over.

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  3. Apparently, Lebron has also earned the right to hack Pierce and Garnett at any time and not fear a foul being called. The WWE, er NBA, is great.

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    1. Did you ever see the NFL Network’s series, “The Missing Rings”?

      It’s about teams that came close to winning a Super Bowl (e.g., the 1990 Buffalo Bills–“wide right”), but didn’t win.

      NBA TV should do a series called, “The Missing Rings–the ones that were taken away by David Stern’s officials”; the first installment would be the 2002 Sacramento Kings, then the 2006 Dallas Mavericks, etc.

      WWE officials, in fact, might have more integrity than NBA refs.

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      1. The NBA is on “the level” the same way that the WWE and Italian soccer are. Youtube LeBron’s travel against the C’s from Monday and Camby’s foul on Steve nash when he was standing 20 feet away if you don’t believe me…

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