It’s “hump day,” which means this week is almost over. However, before we break out into song and dance, let’s kick-start the day with some headlines and news.
* The Boston Celtics earned their 18th win since the NBA All-Star break, as they defeated the Miami Heat in Florida on Tuesday, 115-107. Paul Pierceled the Green and White with 27 points, while Kevin Garnettpoured in 24 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks. Garnett finished the game 11-of-14 from the field , while his team converted 43-of-71 field goals.
* The Celtics have now won four of their last six contests, and will attempt to earn their 34th win of the season on Wednesday when they host the Atlanta Hawks.
* Daniel Bardlasted five innings, and gave up eight hits and five runs, which helped the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Boston Red Sox, 7-3. Adrian Gonzalezfinished the contest with three RBIs, while Kevin Youkilis managed to muster his first two hits of the season.
* The Red Sox and Blue Jays will conclude their three-game series on Wednesday at 12:37pm — Jon Lesterwill oppose Ricky Romero.
* Boston College’s men’s ice hockey team celebrated their fifth National Championship on Tuesday, as the campus hosted a parade for students and members of the community to commemorate their most recent victory against Ferris State. BC ended their season on a 19-game winning streak.
* Finally, we’re one day away from the Boston Bruins first round playoff match against the Washington Capitals. And while players and coaches continue to prepare for their upcoming foe, Tyler Seguinexplained to the media that “it’s a lot different this year,” especially since the team won the Stanley Cup last June.
It’s “hump day,” which means this week is almost over, but please… don’t cry! Let’s jumpstart the morning with some news and headlines from the city of champions…Boston!
* Sidney Crosbynetted two goals, while goaltender Brent Johnsonrecorded 26 saves, as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, 5-3. The loss marks the end of a two-game winning streak, which saw Boston defeat the New York Islanders and New York Rangers.
* The Bruins have two more games remaining on their regular season slate, and they’ll return to the ice on Thursday when they travel to Ottawa to face the Senators.
* Prior to Tuesday’s face-off, Tyler Seguinreceived the Seventh Player Award for his performance on the ice this season. Seguin leads the Bruins with 65 points in 78 games, which is an enormous improvement from last year. In 2010-11, Seguin recorded 22 points in 74 games.
* The Boston Celtics will return to the hardwood on Wednesday when they host the San Antonio Spurs at 7:30pm. The Green and White have won 15 of their last 20 contests, and will look to earn their sixth consecutive win, too.
* According to sources – Ray Allenreceived a cortisone shot recently, and is hopeful that he’ll be able to return to the lineup soon. Allen hasn’t played for roughly two weeks since he sustained a sore right ankle injury.
* Finally, Bruins head coach Claude Julien remains optimistic about JohnnyBoychuk, who sustained a leg injury during the third period against the Penguins. Boychuk told reporters he felt “good,” but wasn’t sure if he’d be able to attend practice on Wednesday.
Good Thursday to everyone, and welcome into yet another spectacular rendition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s what’s brewing in Boston and New England, enjoy.
* The Boston Bruins kicked-off their six-game road trip with a 4-3 shootout win against Montreal on Wednesday, which helped the Black and Gold earn their third win in February. Tyler Seguinwas the hero in this particular matchup, as he directed the puck past Carey Price, (31 saves) to help the Bruins earn their final season series victory against the Canadiens. Boston will return to the ice on Friday when they travel to Winnipeg for an 8:00pm face-off.
* Detroit handed the Boston Celtics their 13th loss of the season, as the Pistons defeated the Green and White at the TD Garden on Wednesday, 98-88. Rajon Rondopaced the Celtics with 35 points, while Paul Pierceand Ray Allen turned in 10 points a piece. Kevin Garnettdid not play due to a hip injury, too. Boston will look to rebound on Thursday when they travel to Chicago to face the Bulls for an 8:00pm tip-off.
* In college hoops on Wednesday, New Hampshire edged Boston University’s men’s basketball team, 56-54, while Holy Cross defeated Lafayette, 70-63.
* Finally, former Harvard standout and New York Knick, Jeremy Linhelped the Blue and Orange earn their seventh consecutive victory on Wednesday when they defeated Sacramento, 100-85. Lin finished the game with 10 points, 13 assists and five rebounds.
It’s Monday in New England, and while many continue to dry their eyes from Sunday’s Super Bowl loss, let’s attempt to turn the page with some news and headlines.
* The New York Giants once again defeated the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, 21-17. Eli Manningcompleted 30 of 40 passes for 296 yards and on touchdown, while Ahmad Bradshawscored the game winning touchdown with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Also, the Patriots recorded five penalties for 28 yards, too. Manning was named the MVP for the second time in four years, as the Giants earned their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history.
* The Boston Celtics won their fourth consecutive contest on Sunday at the TD Garden, as they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, 98-80. Kevin Garnettled the Green and White with 24 points and nine rebounds, while Rajon Rondohanded out 14 assists. Boston will return to the hardwood on Tuesday when they host the Charlotte Bobcats.
* The Boston Bruins snapped their two-game losing streak on Sunday in Washington D.C., as the Black and Gold defeated the Capitals, 4-1. Tim Thomasturned away 35 shots, while Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Tyler Seguinand Rich Peverleyall scored goal for Boston. The Bruins will conclude their short road trip on Wednesday when they travel to Buffalo.
* Lastly, Monday marks the first day of the men’s Boston Beanpot, which enters its 60th year. Boston University will face-off against Harvard at 5pm, while Boston College will take on Northeastern at 8pm.
Happy Friday the 13th all, and welcome into another tremendous edition of the Daily Noontime!
We’re t-minus one-day way from the New England-Denver rematch, and while we count down the hours, minutes and seconds, here are some headlines and news, which will keep you busy.
* Jordan Caronand Benoit Pouliotscored both Boston goals, while Tim Thomasrecorded 33 saves between the pipes, as the Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday at the TD Garden, 2-1.The Black and Gold have now won two of their last three contests, and will return to the ice on Saturday evening when they travel to Carolina.
* After his team defeated the Canadiens, Tyler Seguinexpressed his excitement about being selected to the NHL All-Star game in Ottawa, Ontario. Seguin attended the festivities last year as a rookie, but this year, he’ll suit up with other all-stars.
* The Boston Celtics will host the 10-2 Chicago Bulls on Friday, and certainly, the Green and White will look to rebound from their loss on Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks.
* ESPN’s NFL Live predicted the outcome for Saturday’s Broncos-Patriots AFC Divisional clash, and according to former New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards, New England will win.