The Boston Bruins didn’t let Saturday night’s shootout loss to the Rangers get them down. Boston bounced right back on Monday night with a 3-2 over the Toronto Maple Leafs for their 6th win in 7 games. The Bruins now have an 11-3-4 record on the year, good for first place in the Northeast Division.
The Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Phil Kessel and Matt Hunwick. Jason Blake would cut the Bruins lead in half with his goal for Toronto at the end of the first period. The Maple Leafs would press hard for the equalizer goal in the second period, peppering Tim Thomas with shots. It was during one of these attacks that Bruins Forward, Michael Ryder was able to steal the puck up ice and score for the Bruins, restoring their two goal lead. The Maple Leafs would add a goal in the third period but would not be able to force a tie in this one.
The Boston Bruins will play their next two games at home. They host Buffalo on 11/19 and Florida on 11/21. Bruins tickets are available for these games.
Boston Red Sox second-baseman Dustin Pedroia won the 2008 AL MVP award, the first time a 2B has won the award since Nellie Fox in 1959 for the Chicago White Sox. Dustin received 317 total points in the voting beating out Justin Morneau who had 257 points and teammate Kevin Youkilis who finished third in the voting with 201 points. Dustin is also the first Red Sox player to win the award since Mo Vaughn in 1995. Pedroia batted .326 in 2008 with 83 RBI and was the heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox. Congratulations to Dustin Pedroia and the Boston Red Sox.
USA Today Sports Weekly recently released a list ranking all MLB franchises by a number of criteria (including on-field performance and front office business). The Boston Red Sox secured the top spot; thanks in part to five postseason trips in the past two years, two World Series titles, one rookie of the year and multiple Cy Young Award candidates, a healthy mix of high profile veterans and successful home-grown rookies, and maintaining and improving Fenway Park. The ownership group, helmed by John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino, has turned the Red Sox into a very successful brand name.
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The New York Jets and the New England Patriots got week 11 of NFL Football off to an exciting night on Thursday, with NY taking the win and 1st place in the AFC East with an OT win.
11/13/08New York Jets (7-3) 34 New England Patriots (6-4) 31 – Despite a career day for Matt Cassell complete with fourth quarter comeback the Jets were the victors in OT as Favre and company took first place in the AFC East.
11/16/08Miami Dolphins (6-4) 17 Oakland Raiders (2-8) 15 - Chad Pennington and the Dolphins just did squeeze out a two point win over the pitiful Oakland Raiders.
New York Giants (9-1) 30 Baltimore Ravens (6-4) 10 - The Giants rushed for over 200 yards against one of the best rushing defenses in the NFL in the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants are cruising at 9-1.
Indianapolis Colts (6-4) 33 Houston Texans (3-7) 27 - Manning’s 320 yards and two TD passes was enough to put away the Texans as the Colts put themselves back in the playoff picture.
Green Bay Packers (5-5) 37 Chicago Bears (5-5) 3 - The Packers win created a three way tie for first place in the NFC North with the Bears and the Vikings.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) 19 Minnesota Vikings (5-5) 13 - Jeff Garcia threw for 255 yards in a winning effort for Tampa Bay today.
Denver Broncos (6-4) 24 Atlanta Falcons (6-4) 20 - The Falcons’ fourth quater comeback bid fell short as the Broncos got their 6th win of the year.
Carolina Panthers (8-2) 31 Detroit Lions (0-10) 22 - The Panthers weren’t going to let the lowly Lions stand in their way of their 8th win. The Lions still haven’t won a game.
New Orleans Saints (5-5) 30 Kansas City Chiefs (1-9) 20 - Drew Brees had 266 passing yards as the Sainst got by the Chiefs today for their 5th win.
Philadelphia Eagles (5-4-1) 13 Cincinnati Bengals (1-8-1) 13 - McNabb threw for 339 yards but couldn’t get the Eagles a win as Philly and the Bengals played the first tie of the NFL season.
Tennessee Titans (10-0) 24 Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6) 14 - The Titans avoided an upset after trailing in the first half. Collins’ three TD passes helped lead the Titans to their tenth victory.
Arizona Cardinals (7-3) 26 Seattle Seahawks (2-8) 20 - Kurt Warner had another huge day throwing for 395 yards in the Cardinals win over Seattle.
San Francisco 49ers (3-7) 35 St. Louis Rams (2-8) 16 - The 49ers were too much for the Rams on Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3) 11 San Diego Chargers (4-6) 10 - The Steelers were able to edge out the Chargers in a snowy game at Pittsburgh today.
Dallas Cowboys (6-4) 14 Washington Redskins (6-4) 10 - Tony Romo enjoyed his first game back from injury with a win over the Redskins.
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A tired Boston Celtics team was able to fight off a late Bucks rally to finish with the win in overtime last night in Milwaukee. The win put the Celtics at 9-2 on the year while the Bucks dropped to 5-6. The Celtics were playing their 8th game in 12 days and at times looked like they could use a rest. Boston will get two days to rest before facing the Knicks on Tuesday 11/18 at the TD Banknorth Garden.
The Celtics held a strong 50-38 lead going into the third period and looked poised to cruise to the win. The Bucks however would erase Boston’s 12 point lead in the 4th quarter to force OT. The Celtics had the edge in the end, winning 102-97 thanks in large part to Paul Pierce’s 28 points.
Celtics tickets are available for all games including Tuesday night’s matchup with the New York Knicks.
The Boston Bruins looked like they were on their way to their 11th win of the year in New York vs the Rangers last night. The Bruins entered the third period up 2-0 having shut down the Rangers for 40 minutes. Boston did it’s damage in the second period on goals by Zdeno Chara and Dennis Wideman. Wideman’s goal was shorthanded.
The Rangers who lead the Eastern Conference in points finally got on the board at the 13:55 mark of the third period. Nigel Dawes beat Thomas for the Rangers first goal. Just over five minutes later the Rangers got the equalizer on a goal by Markus Naslund. After a scoreless OT the game went to a shootout where Chris Drury sealed the win for the New York Rangers.
The Bruins who remain in first place in the Northeast Division will play at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday 11/17 before returning home to face the rival Buffalo Sabres on 11/19 and the Florida Panthers on 11/21. Bruins tickets are available for all games.
The New York Rangers will host the Ottawa Senators on Monday 11/17 and the Vancouver Canucks on 11/19. Buy Rangers tickets for these games now.
The New England Patriots may have lost to the New York Jets, but they walked away from the game knowing that quarterback Matt Cassel can put up Brady-like numbers. Cassel completed 30 of 51 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns, in addition to running for 62 yards. A Jay Feely field goal would end it in overtime giving the New York Jets sole possession of first place in the AFC East.
Just before the end of the 1st half the Brett Favre and the Jets had built a 24-6 lead, simply dominating the Patriots. The Patriots were able to add 7 points to close out the half, setting up a big comeback in the next half. The Patriots put up the first points of the third quarter with a ten yard TD pass to Benjamin Watson. A field goal in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter knotted the game at 24 apiece. The Jets would take the lead once again on a TD run by Thomas Jones. The Patriots would get one more chance to tie the game, getting the ball back with 1:04 left and no timeouts. Cassell was simply brilliant in leading the Patriots down the field. The drive culminated in a fourth down TD pass to Randy Moss with just one second left sending this one to OT.
The Patriots had stolen the momentum going into OT but the Jets won the toss and would get the first chance to end the game. Brett Favre led a masterful series of drives eventually setting up Jay Feely’s 34yrd game winning field goal.
The New York Jets will be hoping to ride the momentum from this game to their matchup with the undefeated Titans on 11/23. Now that they are in first it will be tough stay there. The Patriots on the other hand will be hoping to force a tie for first when they play the Miami Dolphins on 11/23. Jets tickets and Patriots tickets are available for all remaining games.
After losing their last 12 regular season games against the Canadiens the Bruins were finally able to break through and hand Montreal a 6-1 loss last night in Boston. The Bruins used a heavy dose of early offense to put this one away early. The win for the Bruins was their eighth in nine games giving them a 10-3-3 record on the year. The Canadiens now stand at 9-3-2 on the year.
The Bruins were on the board just under 3 minutes into the first period. Shawn Thornton scored the goal, assisted by Stephane Yelle. Thornton returned the favor, assisting an Yelle’s goal at the 17:00 mark of the first. The Boston Bruins would round out the first period with a goal by Marco Sturm on the power play, opening up a 3-0 lead. It was Sturm on the power play again in the second period giving the Bruins their fourth goal of the game. Saku Koivu got the lone goal for Montreal in the second period. The Bruins padded their lead in the third period on goals by Lucic and Yelle.
The Bruins will play their next two games on the road. On Saturday they face a hot Rangers team in New York. On Monday night they’ll play in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. The Bruins will be back at the TD Banknorth Garden hosting the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday 11/19. Boston Bruins tickets are available for all 2008-2009 games.
Everyone knew the New York Yankees would have money to spend this off-season with Giambi and Pavano coming off the books. We all knew that meant a run at C.C. Sabathia. The Yankees apparently offered Sabathia 6 years at $140 Million on Thursday in the first formal offer after the Brewers offered 5 years at $100 Million to retain Sabathia. Hank Steinbrenner confirmed the offer and stated the team’s intentions to make offers to Derek Lowe and A.J. Burnett as well. The Yankees are looking to sure up a rotation that certainly came up short in the 2008 season.
The Yankees’ offer to Sabathia has apparently perturbed Brewers GM Doug Melvin. Melvin can’t understand why the Yankees would offer so much more than the Brewers’ offer when no one else has even jumped in to the bidding war.
The Yankees have not heard back on whether or not C.C. Sabathia will accept their offer.
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Citing concerns over the current economic situation in the United States, the NFL announced that NFL Playoff tickets will be cheaper by an average of 10% of last year’s ticket prices. NFL playoff pricing guidelines were sent to all teams by Commisioner Roger Goodell this week. The ticket prices for NFL wild card playoff games will be cheaper than the divisional round this year as well. In the past these two rounds were priced the same.
The NFL also announced some changes to the Superbowl ticket pricing. For the first time the face values of a Superbowl ticket will hit $1000 each. However price decreases were also put into effect. The lowest price on a 2008 Superbowl ticket was $700. The 2009 Superbowl will have tickets starting at $500. This move marks the first time that the NFL has decreased any price for Superbowl tickets.