The Chicago Blackhawks are on their best run in 27 years. Chicago has won their last seven games, and are 8-1-1 in their last ten. If they can win their post-break game against Philadelphia, they will go for the Blackhawks franchise record against the Minnesota Wild on December 28th. Led by right wing Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks are making at run at the division lead. The New Years Day matchup against the Detroit Red Wings may have a lasting effect on who wins the Central.
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For the second consecutive week, the New England Patriots played like the 2007 squad. The Pats held veteran QB Kurt Warner to just 30 passing yards (186 total yards for the team) while racking up 514 yards of their own. Matt Cassell had another impressive outing, going 20-36 for 345 yards and 3 touchdowns. Randy Moss, Wess Welker, and Kevin Fault all caught TD’s, while LaMont Jordan had both of New England’s rushing TD’s.
The Patriots playoff hopes are still alive. If the Patriots can win their final game of the season, here are the playoff scenarios:
If the Ravens lose in week 17, the Patriots would take the AFC Wild Card.
If the Jets beat the Dolphins next week, the Patriots would win the hotly-contested AFC East.
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David Krejci picked a good time to pick up his first NHL hat trick. His three goals were the difference in a very high-scoring game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs gave B’s tender Tim Thomas a lot of trouble. Though the Bruins were up 5-1 by the early 2nd period, thomas got rocked for 4 more goals in rapid succession. He was swapped out for batterymate Manny Fernandez, who stopped all 13 shots he faced.
With a goal in the second period, Phil Kessel not only hit the 100 career point mark, but he also extended his point streak to 16 games. The Bruins are now 9-1-0 in the last ten games, and are comfortably leading the Northeast division.
Marco Sturm, Marc Savard, and rookie Michael Ryder also contributed goals for Boston.
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The Atlanta Hawks seemed to be in control when the 4th Quarter started last night. Kevin Garnett had other plans. KG was only 2-10 shooting from the floor in the first three quarters, but exploded with a dominant 5-5 fourth. In a low-scoring, high-defense game, the C’s managed to drop 29 on the Hawks in the final quarter to seal a 88-85 win. Many sports writers had this game picked out as the most possible streak-ender for the C’s – The Hawks held Boston winless in Atlanta last year in the playoffs.
The win puts the Celtics in a great position to make a run for not only the longest NBA winning streak, but also the best record in NBA history.
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The New York Rangers improved to 22-11-2 last night with a 3-2 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings. The Rangers win was their 6th OT win out of their last 7 victories. New York held a 2-1 lead before a Kings goal by Dustin Brown sent the game to OT.
Michael Rozsival gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead in the second period and would eventually net the game winner in OT as well. Chris Drury opened the scoring for the Rangers with a first period goal.
The Rangers will travel to San Jose to face the Sharks on Saturday 12/20 before returning home to host the Washington Capitals on 12/23 and the New Jersey Devils on 12/27. Rangers tickets are available for all games.
Despite losing Captain Paul Pierce to a minor knee injury in the 4th quarter, the Celtics pulled off their 15th consecutive win on Monday Night. Rajon Rondo had a ridiculous night, racking up a career-high 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists. Both Rondo and Kendrick Perkins were part of a late-game defensive stand that preserved the C’s slim lead, and eventually put the game out of reach. While the Big 3 are a huge part of the winning streak, the youth movement is a force to be reckoned with.
The Celtics play the next game Wednesday at Atlanta. Boston Celtics Tickets are available for all games now.
12/11/08Chicago Bears (8-6) 27 New Orleans Saints (7-7) 24 – The Bears are fighting to get back on top of the NFC North. They got one step closer with a win over the Saints on Thursday.
12/14/08Atlanta Falcons (9-5) 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-5) 10 – Matt Ryan led the Atlanta Falcons over Tampa today to put them in a tie for 2nd place in the NFC South.
Cincinnati Bengals (2-11-1) 20 Washington Redskins (7-7) 13 – The Redskins are impressing no one after losing to the woeful Bengals on Sunday.
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-9) 20 Green Bay Packers (5-9) 16 – The Packers’ playoff hopes were crushed by the Jaguars today.
San Diego Chargers (6-8) 22 Kansas City Chiefs (2-12) 21 – Rivers’ 346 passing yards led the Chargers past the Chiefs by a point.
Indianapolis Colts (10-4) 31 Detroit Lions (0-14) 21 – The Lions fell victim to Peyton Manning and the Colts on Sunday to continue their winless season.
Miami Dolphins (9-5) 14 San Francisco 49ers (5-9) 9 – The Dolphins strengthened their position in the AFC East with a win over the Niners on Sunday.
Seattle Seahawks (3-11) 23 St. Louis Rams (2-12) 20 – The Seahawks won the battle of pathetic teams today with a win over the Rams.
New York Jets (9-5) 31 Buffalo Bills (9-5) 27 – Favre and the Jets are making their bid to stay on top in the AFC East.
Houston Texans (7-7) 13 Tennessee Titans (12-2) 12 – The Texans handed the Titans just their 2nd loss on the year.
Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3) 13 Baltimore Ravens (9-5) 9 – The Steelers stole one from the Ravens with a last minute TD.
Carolina Panthers (11-3) 30 Denver Broncos (8-6) 10 – Delhomme and the Panthers looked impressive against the Broncos winning by 20.
Minnesota Vikings (9-5) 35 Arizona Cardinals (8-6) 14 – Jackson threw 4 TD passes to lead the Vikings over the Cardinals today.
New England Patriots (9-5) 49 Oakland Raiders (3-11) 26 – Cassell had 4 TD passes as the Patriots won in impressive fashion over the lowly Raiders.
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The 21-2 Boston Celtics cruised to their 13th straight victory last night, showing the Washington Wizards no mercy. The final score was 122-88 as the Celtics seemed to score at will. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen dropped 22 points apiece and Kevin Garnett came within three assists of a triple double. The Celtics are now officially off to the best start in team history and have their longest win streak since the ’85-’86 season.
The Celtics will return home to host the New Orleans Hornets tonight. They also host the Utah Jazz on Monday 12/15 at the TD Banknorth Garden. Celtics tickets are available for these and all games.
The trade and acquisition market in the MLB is heating up. Steve Phillips of ESPN is reporting that the Red Sox and Diamondbacks could swap shortstop Julio Lugo ($18 million left on his contract) for outfielder Eric Byrnes ($22 million left). Boston would use Byrnes as a fourth outfielder.
The Yankees solidified their deal with CC Sabathia. He agreed to 7-years $161 million with an opt-out clause after three years. Additionally, the Yankees seem to be in the process of swapping Melky Cabrera for the Brewers’ Mike Cameron.
The Mets, Mariners, and Indians have pulled off a large 3-way trade: JJ Putz, outfielder Jeremy Reed, and RHP Sean Green will head to the Mets, Aaron Heilman, Endy Chavez, Franklin Gutierrez, and Mike carp will Go to the Mariner, and Joe Smith and Luis Valbuena will go to the Indians. The Indians have also recently signed closer Kerry Wood, and the Mets signed record-setting closer Francisco Rogriguez.
The Boston Red Sox are still in the hunt for a starting pitcher, and possibly Mark Texeria.
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The New York Post and Fox Sports have both reported that CC Sabathia will sign a 7-year $170 million contract with the New York Yankees. This would be the fourth highest contract in baseball history, and would give Sabathia an annual average salary slightly less than Mets ace Johan Santana. The Yankees, badly in need of experienced starting pitching, may still be pursuing AJ Burnett and Derek Lowe.
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