The Bruins will be looking for force a game seven and return trip to Vancouver as they play game six tonight at the Garden. Get all the latest coverage, all day, any time at BruinsLinks.com.
Bruins goal: Pull even at home – Steve Conroy says that the Bruins need to survive tonight before they can hope to conquer the Canucks. Joe McDonald says that the Bruins will have plenty of motivation to play well tonight, with elimination at the top of the list. Mick Colageo says that the Bruins want to ensure that The Cup stays in its travel case tonight. Fluto Shinzawa has the Bruins glad to have last change tonight. Mike Loftus says that the Bruins must remain hot at home tonight.
Bruins believe going into Game 6 – Joe Haggerty has the Bruins believing in themselves with their season on the line.
Decisions, decisions: Claude Julien has made the right ones – DJ Bean with a defense of the head coach.
Andrew Ference: Still a kid’s game – Conroy’s notebook has the Bruins defenseman defending the team’s practice of given an old warmup jacket to the star of each game. Fluto Shinzawa in the Globe notebook has the Bruins finishing off perhaps their final practice of the season with some power play tuneup work. The CSNNE notes from Joe Haggerty have Tim Thomas getting into a zone for tonight’s game.
The Red Sox continue to roll, posting their ninth straight win, while completing an epic beatdown of the Toronto Bluejays with a 14-1 win yesterday. The Sox outscored the Jays 35-6 in this three game series.
Business booming for red-hot Red Sox – Peter Abraham says that this one was another powerful statement from the Red Sox.
David Ortiz locked, loaded – John Tomase looks at the red-hot Red Sox DH.
The Beast: Being John Lackey – On Grantland, Chris Jones says that perhaps no man is more hated in the AL East — or more troubled — than the Red Sox pitcher.
Thinking ahead aids Gonzalez on RBIs – Abraham’s notebook has the first baseman with his 60th RBI on the season, and ninth straight game with one. The Herald notebook from Michael Silverman has Carl Crawford thriving in the sixth spot. With the Sox heading to Tampa for tomorrow night, the Red Sox journal has Crawford hoping that Rays fans will understand why he left them. The CSNNE notes from Sean McAdam have more on Gonzalez’s record pace.
McGinest wants to retire a Patriot – Tom E Curran has the former linebacker hoping to sign a one-day contract and retire with the team that drafted him.
Kevin Faulk still plans on place with Pats – Karen Guregian has the third-down back definitely looking to return next season.