Sure, there was plenty of NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals and NHL Expansion Draft chatter with Kevin Paul Dupont this week. But I had to find out what the hell was up with all these dogs first. More
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Mookie Betts can’t stop hitting home runs. Clay Buchholz and Joe Kelly can’t put together a decent outing between the two of them. This was the focus of my conversation this week with Eric Wilbur of Boston.com. We also touched on his Phil Kessel piece. More
The dream is dead for 2015. Your Boston Bruins floundered down the line, muffing a chance to clinch their destiny against the Florida Panthers and ultimately being bumped from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ouch.
The Bruins returned from a nearly three-week Olympic break on Wednesday night, dropping your basic come-from-behind-fall-from-ahead-in-less-than-a-minute, 5-4 decision in overtime to the Buffalo Sabres. It was an ugly loss, marked by prolonged stretches of both razor sharp, aggressive play and general rustiness and lack of focus. The break came at a lousy time for the Bruins, who were 8-1-2 in their last 11 games prior to the Olympics and not surprisingly looked mighty inconsistent against the Sabres after 18 days off.
But don’t read too much into the loss. Instead, let’s take a look at the upcoming stretch run, which will include Thursday’s trade deadline and consist of 24 games beginning with tomorrow’s matinee at the TD Garden against the Washington Capitals and ending with the regular season finale on April 13, at New Jersey. More