Bruins Top Maple Leafs In Dramatic Game Seven, Advance To Tampa Bay


Jake DeBrusk recorded two goals in Boston’s Game 7 win over Toronto on Wednesday evening at the TD Garden. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sporting News)

By (@NoontimeSports) 

Jake DeBrusk netted a pair of goals, including the go-ahead strike early in the third period as the Boston Bruins erased a one-goal deficit to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7-4, in the final game of their opening round playoff series.

With the win, Boston advances to the Eastern Conference semifinals where they will face the Tampa Bay Lighting, which won its opening round series against the New Jersey Devils in five games.

Boston and Tampa Bay last met in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals, which the Bruins won in seven games. Boston would then advance to the Stanley Cup and defeat the Vancouver Canucks in seven games.

Boston trailed Toronto, 4-3, after two periods, but evened the game 70 seconds into the final session with a goal from Torey Krug. Boston would push ahead minutes later with a goal from DeBrusk before David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand sealed the win by netting the Bruins’ sixth and seventh goals, respectively.

Pastrnak’s goal halfway through the final session helped the Bruins clinch the series and halt a two-game postseason losing streak. The Bruins led the best-of-seven game series, 3-1, but fell to Toronto in back-to-back games, including Game 5, which occurred last weekend at the T.D. Garden.

Both teams swapped goals throughout the opening frame before Patrice Bergeron provided the hosts with a 3-2 advantage heading into the first intermission. Toronto erased the deficit in the second period and pushed ahead with back-to-back goals from Travis Dermott and Kasperi Kapanen to secure a 4-3 lead after two periods.

Boston and Tampa Bay met four times this season with the Bruins winning three meetings, including two games last month.

The second round series between the two teams is scheduled to commence on Saturday, April 28th at 3 p.m. in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Daily Noontime – March 2, 2012

Jason Varitek announced his retirement from baseball on Thursday, and will certainly be missed! (Photo Credit: Eagle Tribune)


It’s Friday, and before we break into song and dance, let’s dish out some headlines news from the sports universe… Boston, Massachusetts!

* On Thursday, Boston Red Sox catcher, (or should we say backstop) Jason Varitek officially announced his retirement from the MLB. Varitek thanked a variety of managers and front office members, as well as his teammates, too. Also, he stated, ” I decided that it’s best for me and my family that I retire, that I retire a Red Sox.”

David Krejci notched three goals against New Jersey on Thursday, which included the game-winner in OT, as the Bruins defeated the Devils at the TD Garden, 4-3. Boston hasn’t swept New Jersey in the regular season since 1985-86. Boston will return to the ice on Saturday when they host the New York Islanders for a 1:00pm face-off.

* According to various Boston sources – Boston Celtics team president Danny Ainge isn’t planning on shopping or trading Rajon Rondo. Although, ESPN’s Chris Broussard did report that the organization is “aggressively shopping” their point guard. The NBA trade deadline is rapidly approaching, March 15, and it’s certainly possible that the Celtics could trade their valuable puzzle piece.

* The Boston Celtics will return to the hardwood on Friday when they host the New Jersey Nets for a 7:30pm tip-off.

Daily Noontime – March 1, 2012

Kevin Garnett paced the Celtics with 25 points and 10 rebounds against the Bucks on Wednesday! (Photo Credit:


Happy Thursday to everyone, and also, Happy March 1st, too! Here are some headlines and news from the Hub, (Boston)!

* The Boston Celtics are 2-0 since the All-Star break, as they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, 102-96. Boston is now an even 17-17, and will return to the hard wood on Friday when they host the New Jersey Nets. Also, the Celtics are now three-games behind Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division, and seventh in the Eastern Conference.

Kevin Garnett, who tallied a game-high 25 points on Wednesday, told reporters that he’s “good” despite dealing with various off the court issues. He’s been a major factor for the Green and White these past few days, and for more — CLICK HERE for the ESPNBotson blog post.

* The Boston Bruins finished the month of February with five wins and eight losses. However, being a new month, the Black and Gold will try to set things right on Thursday when they host New Jersey for a 7:00pm face-off. The Devils are on a three-game skid and haven’t earned a victory since defeating Toronto in overtime on Feb. 21.

* Finally, according to a few sources, MLB will most likely announce a new playoff system on Thursday, which would expand the current system from 8 to 10 teams. For more information on this possible change – CLICK HERE.

Daily Noontime – January 5, 2012

Bergeron led the Black and Gold on Wednesday with two goals, which helped Boston defeat New Jersey! (Photo Credit: Boston Herald)


Good morning! It’s time for the Daily Noontime, which means, here are some headlines and news from the past day in Boston and New England sports.

* The Boston Bruins picked up their first win of 2012 in a convincing manner, as the Black and Gold pummeled the New Jersey Devils, 6-1. Tim Thomas recorded 30 saves, while Patrice Bergeron scored two goals. Boston will return home on Thursday when they welcome Calgary to the TD Garden.

* Despite not having Ray Allen in the line-up, the Celtics picked up their fourth consecutive win, as Boston defeated the New Jersey Nets, 89-70. Paul Pierce led the squad with 24 points, while Brandon Bass added 15 points and 13 rebounds. The Green and White will enjoy a day of rest before hosting Indiana on Friday.

* University of North Carolina Wilmington outscored Northeastern University’s men’s basketball team in the fourth quarter by eight points to earn a 70-62 victory at the Matthews Arena. The Huskies will look to snap their one-game losing streak on Saturday when they travel to James Madison University for a 2:00pm tip.

* The Independent School League featured a quadruple header at Frozen Fenway on Wednesday, and here are the results:

* Rivers 7, St. George’s 0 (Girl’s Hockey)

* Belmont Hill 2, St. Sebastian’s 1 (Boy’s Hockey)

* Nobles 6, Milton Academy 2 (Boy’s Hockey)

* Lawrence Academy 6, Thayer 0 (Boy’s Hockey)


Daily Noontime – January 3, 2012

Ray Allen led Boston with 27 points, as the Celtics defeated Washington on Monday, 100-92. (Photo Credit:


Good morning, and welcome to the brand new, as well as updated version of the Daily Noontime!

We’ve changed our look, and will now be focusing on providing updates, games summaries, and news pertaining toward Boston and New England sports. So, without further ado, let’s get the Daily Noontime for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011 underway!

* The Celtics evened their record to 3-3 on Monday, as Boston defeated Washington, 100-92. Ray Allen led the Green and White with 27 points, while rookie center Greg Stiemsma recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a span of 21 minutes. Also, Paul Pierce finished the contest with 21 points, and eight rebounds. Boston will look to extend their winning streak to four games on Wednesday when they welcome the 1-5 New Jersey Nets to the TD Garden.

* Other basketball scores from Monday included University of Rhode Island defeating Boston College, 78-72, and Northeastern University beating Towson, 57-48.

* According to ESPN – the Jacksonville Jaguars have been granted permission to talk with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien in regards to their head coaching vacancy. However, sources have confirmed that O’Brien is the leading candidate to replace Joe Paterno at Penn State.

* The Boston Bruins will enjoy another day of rest before traveling to New Jersey on Wednesday to face the Devils. The Black and Gold have won seven of their last eight contests, and will look to snap their current one-game losing skid.