Sox Win Completes Boston Sports Trifecta http://tinyurl.com/qul3oo
Thanks to Jason Bay and David Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox mustered enough offensive firepower to take a lead going into the top of ninth as Jonathan Papelbon escaped a tight jam to preserve the Boston 4-3 victory.
Papelbon struck out the side after the Tampa Bay Rays put base runners on first and third with no outs. Boston took two out of three from their series at Fenway Park as the win on Sunday completed the Boston sports trifecta.
The Boston Celtics, Bruins, and Red Sox all won on Sunday providing fans of the hub with some sore clicker fingers. All three teams were playing games simaltanouesly as the Bruins won first, followed by the Celtics, and eventually by Papelbon and the Red Sox.
Can The Bruins/Celtics Pull It Off? Should be an exciting Week!
Even with a sluggish fourth quarter, Glen Davis and the Boston Celtics pulled out a 95-94 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night at Amway Arena.
The defending champions tied the series at two games apiece due to the soft hands of Glen “Big Baby” Davis. Davis’ 21-foot jumper as time expired helped propel the C’s over the Magic and gives Boston all the momentum heading into Game 5.
The play originally called for Ray Allen to receive a pass from Rajon Rondo, but Rondo was forced to hand the ball off to Paul Pierce. Pierce was then forced to pass the ball to an open Davis as the Celtics captain was double-teamed.
Luckily for Pierce and the Celtics, Davis’ shot hit nothing but net.
Pierce led all Celtics with his second consecutive 27 point game as Rondo and Davis added 21 points each for Doc Rivers and the Celtics. Dwight Howard led all scoring for the Magic with 21 points and 17 rebounds.
Boston outscored Orlando 31-25 in the third quarter to take a six point lead going into the final quarter but managed to only score 16 points in the fourth forcing the late-second heroics from Big Baby.
Both teams have a day of rest on Monday as they will tip off again at the TD Banknorth Garden on Tuesday.
The Boston Bruins brought a halt to their three-game losing streak in their Eastern Conference seminfinals matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes by shutting out the Canes 4-0 at the TD Banknorth Garden.
The Bruins attacked the Hurricanes early and often in Game 5 by putting 40 shots on Cam Ward while the Canes only managed to muster 19 shots against Tim Thomas who recorded his first NHL playoff shutout.
Phil Kessel scored two goals for the B’s as Marc Savard added two assists for the Black and Gold. Kessel scored his first goal of the series after scoring four in Boston’s first round matchup with the Montreal Canadiens. Mark Recchi scored Boston’s first goal of the game for his 49th career playoff goal.
Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara set the physical tone early for the Bruins before Chara left the game with a leg injury in the second period. His return in the third helped spark the Bruins faithful and players, who now face two elimination games in order to make it to the Eastern Conference finals.
The Bruins and Hurricanes hit the ice again in Carolina on Tuesday.
Bay drives in game winner! Pbon shuts the door. Sox, Celtics, Bruins all win. A great night! (Send us Jason Bay slogan tee ideas)
Big baby Davis hits game winner. Series tied up!
The Tampa Bay Rays continued their dominance of the Boston Red Sox on Saturday as Evan Longoria and company compiled 17 hits through nine innings in order to secure a 14-5 victory over the Sox.
Jon Lester (2-3) couldn’t find the mark against the Rays, especially Longoria, as the 25-year-old southpaw pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up 10 hits and eight runs while striking out six. Tampa Bay’s third-basemen went 2-for-4 with a homerun and five RBIs to expand his league lead in RBIs to 44.
Rocco Baldelli went 2-for-5 with a homerun for the Sox but it wasn’t enough against Scott Kazmir and the Rays as Tampa’s lefty recorded his fourth win of the season.
Tampa Bay will look to win its seventh straight with Matt Garza on the mound tomorrow night against Boston’s Josh Beckett.
The Boston Bruins skated through the first round without any obstacles, so what suddenly has the Bruins facing a 3-1 series deficit in the second round?
Well, the forecast called for Hurricanes and that’s just what the Bruins find themselves in right now.
Needing to win three straight games in order to make it to the Eastern Conference finals, the Bruins must rely upon what got them into the playoffs.
Tough nose defense. Good Goaltending. Heady play.
There is a thought that in the playoffs you need one of two things to prevail. Timely plays. Hot goaltending. The Bruins have lacked both in the last three games when their opponent has capitalized on both. So can the Black and Gold turn it around in time to keep the season going?
Yes, if they play like they can.
Boston hosts Carolina at the TD Banknorth Garden on Sunday as Claude Julien and the B’s hope that a Game 5 turn around will swing the momentum back over to the Black and Gold.