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While you were immersed in #DeflateGate chatter, a wonderful thing happened: The Montreal Canadiens were eliminated from the NHL Playoffs. The Boston Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont and I talked about who’s left in the East and if the Bruins are any closer to finding a General Manager. More
Chock-full of Tim Hortons and armed with a new piece for the Globe, “l’enfant miserable” Kevin Paul Dupont called in from Montreal today to recap the Bruins’ poor Game 3 performance and preview Game 4. More
I grew up watching and worshipping the NBA. The league, and basketball in general, represented my gateway into sports geekdom. My first tangible sports memory is watching the Celtics dispatch the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1981 Eastern Conference Finals to the dulcet tones of Gil Santos and Bob Cousy on Channel 4 in Boston, at the ripe old age of 5. It would only get better, as the Celts were playoff regulars and championship contenders throughout the ‘80s, winning it all three times and making two other Finals appearances all while I turned from wide-eyed kindergartener to pimple-faced, middle school outcast. It was heaven. More
The Boston Bruins are up 2-1 in their playoff series with the Detroit Red Wings. Kevin Paul Dupont checked in from Detroit to discuss the series so far–including the hilarious Chara-Smith tangle from Game 2–and to forecast what’s to come. Listen. More
It feels like yesterday that the Bruins fell in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, missing out on their second championship in three years.
Yet it also feels like an entire ice age has come and gone since that night last June when a 2-1 lead turned into a 3-2 loss in the span of 17 seconds within the final 1:16 of the game. This year’s playoffs couldn’t have come soon enough and tonight, they’re finally here. More