Two of the Bruins’ younger players, both of whom had struggled at times this season, provided the team with the needed plays to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 last night out in Ohio. Tuukka Rask had 34 saves and Tyler Seguin scored the game-winner in the shootout for the Bruins. Get all the stories at BruinsLinks.com.
Numbers don’t lie: Why Tuukka Rask is a stopper in more ways than one – DJ Bean notes that Rask has put an end to a number of Bruins skids this season. Stephen Harris has Rask stealing one for the Bruins.
Ryder told to take a seat – Dupont’s notebook has the slumping winger benched. James Murphy’s Rapid reaction has Rask bouncing back from his tough night in Montreal. Harris’ Bruins Notebook has the move to play Seguin paying dividends for Julien.
Out of spotlight, Yastrzemski stays in game his way – Dan Shaughnessy with a feature on Carl Yastrzemski, who wants nothing more than to work with anonymous young hitters and then go fishing or golfing.
After early debut, Kalish looks to make lasting impression – Tim Britton has the young outfielder looking to build on his experience of last season.
From closer-by-committee to committee of closers – Alex Speier has the Red Sox bullpen built with several potential and proven closers.
Tiger’s tale — he’s thankful – Nick Cafardo’s notebook has Victor Martinez with no grudges towards the Red Sox. The Herald notebook by John Tomase has Daisuke Matsuzaka with his best outing of the spring yesterday. Britton’s Red Sox Journal has more from Martinez.
Delonte West vows he’s back for good – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics guard looking to return for the duration of the season starting tonight.
Patriots Should Consider Logan Mankins as Good as Gone and 19 Other NFL Thoughts – Jeff Howe pitches 20 NFL-related thoughts.
Protests all talk, no action – Mark Farinella says that any NFL “fan revolt” will not succeed – or even get off the ground.