Homepage, Sports - Philadelphia Flyers captain Mike Richards, forward Scottie Upshall, and defensemen Braydon Coburn all sat last night due to illness, only to watch the Bruins out-tough the rest of their squad 3-1 last night in Philadelphia. Going into the third period the game was tied 1-1 until the Flyers collapsed giving up two goals to David Krejci and Dennis Wideman 35 seconds apart.
Goalie stand out Tim Thomas made 14 of his 25 saves all in the first period. Between Thomas and Manny Fernandez, the Bruins have allowed the fewest amount of goals this season out of any team at 114. Following the game Wideman expressed the confidence he has in his squad. “As a team lately, we’ve come together and we’ve been playing quite well as a group defensively.”
This is Boston’s third win in a row as they hold on to their #1 spot in the NHL league rankings. The Bruins look to keep the win streak alive as they hit the road and head north to match up against the Ottawa senators tonight at 7:00 p.m.
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Homepage, Sports - With half a second to go, Ray Allen fired off a game-winning 3-pointer to give the Celtics their 12th consecutive win. Without Kevin Garnett for the second consecutive game, the rest of the team had to step it up again. Paul Pierce was stellar again, scoring 29 points with 7 rebounds and 6 assists-including the game winner to Allen. “I got to my spot and (Pierce) made a great play,”Allen told AP writer Dan Gelston. Allen’s recent stellar play seems to be giving him a shot at the All-Star team. “I think he’s an All-Star,” Doc Rivers told the AP“If they make an injury substitution, I think those shots clinched it.”
Glen Davis continues to make a huge impact as KG’s replacement. Big Baby had a doubl-double (12 points, 11 rebounds) and managed to stay out of foul trouble for most of the game.
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Sports - The 57th annual Beanpot tournament took off last night at the TD Banknorth Garden. The lasting tradition features Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern University, and Boston College, as they compete for bragging rights for what school best represents Boston Hockey for the year.
The tournament opened up with #1 ranked Boston University against Harvard. B.U. managed to barely escape with a 4-3 win. Harvard started hot scoring the first two goals of the game. B.U. quickly responded with two goals of their own 1:43 seconds apart. The third period started with B.U. Junior Zach Cohen scoring to take the lead, only for Harvard to tie the game back up three minutes later. With
two minutes left Terriers Jason Lawrence scored the go ahead goal. Harvard then took control and got a shot off past goalie Kieren Millan, but the puck crossed the goal line one second too late and was beat by the buzzer.
The Following game featured Northeastern as they soared over the defending champion B.C. Eagles 6-1. Brad Thiessen came up with 45 saves as the Huskies advance to their first Beanpot final in four years. The game was tied 1-1 in the first period when Greg Costa scored off a rebound to give Northeastern the lead. The Huskies cruised from there scoring four more goals as Thiessen stopped everything that came his way.
Theissen will look to lead Northeastern next Monday as they take on B.U. in the finals. Harvard will face off against B.C. in the consolation match. Look for a high intense atmosphere in the Garden between the players on the ice and between rival fans side by side in the stands.
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Concerts - The first episode of Flight of the Conchords’ Second season is streaming now at FunnyOrDie.com! “New Zealand’s Fourth-Best Novelty act” are also heading out on tour! Joined by a “special guest” (rumored to be superfan Mel doing some sort of slam-poetry), the Conchords will be trekking out across North America, including a stop in Boston at the Agganis Arena in Boston on April 17th!
April 7: Coral Gables, FL (BankUnited Center)
April 8: Orlando, FL (New UCF Arena)
April 10: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
April 11: Atlanta, GA (Fabulous Fox Theatre)
April 13: Washington DC (DAR Constitution Hall)
April 14-15: New York (Radio City Music Hall)
April 17: Boston, MA (Agganis Arena)
April 18: Upper Darby, PA (Tower Theatre)
April 19: Kent, OH (Kent State Mac Center)
April 21-22: Toronto (Massey Hall)
April 24: Detroit (Fox Theater)
April 25: Bloomington, Ind. (IU Auditorium)
April 26: Madison, Wis. (Overture Center)
April 28: Chicago (Arie Crown Theater)
April 30: St. Louis (Fox Theater)
May 2: Milwaukee (Riverside Theater)
May 3: Minneapolis (Northrop Auditorium)
May 5: Dallas (Nokia Theater)
May 6: Houston (Jones Hall)
May 7: Austin, Texas (Bass Concert Hall)
May 10: Vancouver (Center for the Performing Arts)
May 11-12: Seattle (Paramount Theater)
May 14: Portland, Ore. (Schnitzer Hall)
May 16: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
May 17: Salt Lake City (Abravanel Hall)
May 19: Phoenix (Dodge Theater)
May 20: San Diego (RIMAC Arena)
May 22: Santa Barbara, Calif. (County Bowl)
May 23: Las Vegas (the Joint)
May 24: Los Angeles (Greek Theater)
May 25: Berkeley, Calif. (Community Theater)
New Episodes will be airing at 10pm every Sunday on HBO.
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Concerts, Homepage, Ticket Sales - Jimmy Buffett has officially announced his ”Summerzcool 2009 Tour”. Buffett will continue his rigorous tour schedule hitting all his favorite stops in North America. Jimmy Buffett tickets are available for most shows now with all shows going onsale in the coming weeks. If history has taught us anything its that Jimmy Buffett tickets will sell out so get yours early. Buffett will be hitting his New England fan base a little earlier this year with shows on June 25 and June 27 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA.
Jimmy Buffett 2009 Tour Schedule
02.24.09 – Maui Arts and Cultural Center – Maui, HI
02.28.09 – Waikiki Shell – Honolulu, HI
04.16.09 – Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04.18.09 – Pizza Hut Park – Dallas, TX
04.21.09 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
04.23.09 – TWC Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
04.25.09 – Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
05.14.09 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
05.16.09 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
05.19.09 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA
05.21.09 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
06.18.09 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06.20.09 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
06.23.09 – Post-Gazette Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
06.25.09 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06.27.09 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
08.06.09 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08.08.09 – Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
08.11.09 – Verizon Wireless Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
08.13.09 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
08.15.09 – Toyota Park – Bridgeview, IL
08.23.09 – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
08.26.09 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
08.29.09 – Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI
09.03.09 – Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
09.05.09 – Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
10.15.09 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Chula Vista, Ca
10.17.09 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
10.21.09 – Key Arena At Seattle Center – Seattle, WA
10.24.09 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
11.19.09 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario
11.21.09 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Ct
11.24.09 – Madison Square Garden – New York, Ny
Homepage, Sports - In Sunday’s matchup, former Celtics put up 61 points on their old team. Current Celtic Paul Pierce answered with a 36-point, 8 rebound, 6 assist effort in the absence of the “biggest” of the Big Three. “I just try to give the game what it needs. Today, I thought it needed my scoring,” Paul told Jimmy Golen of the AP. “You go off and say ‘Hey, I’ve still got it.’ Even at 31.”
Al Jefferson, a major piece in the deal that brought Kevin Garnett over from the Timberwolves, had 34 Pts and 11 rebounds against his old club. Boston led by as many as 21, but a 15 of 17 Minnesota run eventually put them within 5 points. But Allen and Pierce had a jumper and two free throws to put the C’s back up by 9
Homepage, Sports - Tuukka Rask was impressive in his first NHL start in nearly 14 months. Rask stopped all 35 of the Rangers shots; earning a shutout in his 4th professional start. The Boston Bruins D was firing on all cylinders – Dennis Wideman deflected an open net shot that would have tied the game up in the final period. Marc Savard provided the only offense of the game, scoring the winning goal with just 22 seconds left in the second period.
On Sunday, the Bruins continued their dominance over the rival Montreal Canadiens. Since beating Boston in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals last season, Montreal has not been able to get a win. Just one week after Tim Thomas got a standing ovation at the Bell Centre (with the Eastern Conference All-Star Team), his usual reception was back. A stellar one-goal, 27 save outing netted him the First Star, and a healthy round of boos. “When I got called out for the first star there, they were booing and that’s the way it should be,” Thomas told the AP. “That’s what rivalries are all about.” Second Star Dennis Wideman is currently on a 6-game point streak, and has 3 goals and 3 assists in that span.
The Bruins currently lead the NHL with 81 points.
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Homepage, Sports - The Boston Red Sox have re-signed captain Jason Varitek. The 1-year $5mm deal includes player and club options for 2010, which include incentives that could bring the total value of the contract to a possible $12mm. With pitchers and catchers reporting next month, the Sox have solved their catching problem for the 2009 season.
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Concerts, Homepage - Paul McCartney will be headlining the 2009 Coachella Festival. McCartney is touring in support of his latest album “Electric Arguments”, and will be performing on the Festival’s first night. Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Full festival lineup:
Friday 4/18/09: Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Beirut, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings, The Crystal Method, Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, The Airborne Toxic Event, We Are Scientists, N.A.S.A., Patton & Rahzel, M. Ward, The Presets, The Hold Steady, A Place to Bury Strangers, Felix da Housecat, Buraka Som Sistema, Ryan Bingham, Bajofondo, Peanut Butter Wolf, Noah & the Whale, White Lies, The Bug, Alberta Cross, Los Campesinos!, Craze & Klever, Molotov, Switch, Gui Boratto, Steve Aoki, The Aggrolites, People Under the Stairs, The Courteeners, Cage the Elephant, Dear and the Headlights.
Saturday – 4/19/09: The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Atmosphere, Mastodon, TRAV$DJ-AM, Henry Rollins, Crookers, Turbonegro, Hercules and Love Affair, Superchunk, Glasvegas, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Booker T & the DBT’s, Amanda Palmer, The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One (Live), Calexico, Liars, Bob Mould Band, Zane Lowe, Electric Touch, Blitzen Trapper, James Morrison, Drop the Lime, Glass Candy, Thenewno2, Gang Gang Dance, Billy Talent, Ida Maria, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Zizek, Cloud Cult, Tinariwen.
Sunday – 4/19/09: The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, Lupe Fiasco, Paul Weller, Peter Bjorn and John, X, Antony & the Johnsons, Roni Size, Public Enemy, Jenny Lewis, Groove Armada, Paolo Nutini, Christopher Lawrence, Lykke Li, The Kills, Okkervil River, M.A.N.D.Y., Clipse, Sebastien Tellier, Fucked Up, Perry Farrell, The Horrors, Late of the Pier, K’naan, Junior Boys, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Supermayer, No Age, Vivian Girls, Shepard Fairey, Themselves, Gaslight Anthem, The Knux, Mexican Institute of Sound, The Night Marchers, Marshall Barnes.
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