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Daily Noontime: February 6, 2019

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Happy National Signing Day, Everyone! (PHOTO COURTESY: Sports Illustrated)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

It’s Wednesday – a.k.a. hump day – as well as National Signing Day, too!

We’ll be keeping our eyes on social media today to find out where our high school student-athletes will be taking their talents to next fall.

But in the meantime, let’s dish out a brand new Daily Noontime for February 6, 2019 – have a great day, everyone!


In The News


In Case You Missed It (ICYMI):

  • We started our D3 State Lacrosse Teams for 2019 last night, highlighting student-athletes from California and Colorado. More to come later today!
  • We had some new student-athletes honored yesterday by the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA). (Men’s Report | Women’s Report).

Video of the Day: Jimmy Kimmel shares his thoughts on the State of the Union!

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

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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.com (@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 – January 9, 2012

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos punched their ticket to the AFC Divisional Round on Saturday, Jan. 14! (Photo Credit: Helmet2Helmet.net)

By NoontimeSports.com 

Good Monday morning to everyone, and welcome to yet another grand edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines, news, and much more.

* The Denver Broncos earned a rematch against the New England Patriots on Saturday evening at Gillette Stadium, as Tim Tebow threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime on Sunday to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 29-23.

* Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault released some harsh words toward Boston’s Brad Marchand, who recorded a vicious low hit on Sami Salo. The NHL office is expected to phone Marchand on Monday in regards to a possible suspension, which isn’t good news for the Bruins.

* According to sources – the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Aaron Cook on a minor league deal, yet, it’s pending a physical. Cook spent the past three years in Colorado, and appeared in 18 games in 2011.

* The New England Patriots announced on Sunday evening that they’ve officially re-hired and signed Josh McDaniels as an offensive assistant for the remainder of the season/postseason, too.

Claude Julien’s Take On Boston’s Loss Against Vancouver

Claude Julien wasn't too happy on Saturday afternoon about his team's performance against Vancouver! (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)

By Andy Deossa 

BOSTON, MA – The Bruins knew that they would be facing a Canucks’ team with a lot of vengeance on Saturday. What the B’s didn’t know is that they would also be going against the referees in their 4-3 loss to Vancouver on Saturday afternoon.

In what may have been the most physical game of the NHL season, the B’s and Canucks combined for 30 penalties, 18 power plays and 107 total penalty minutes. Boston went 0-for-7 on the man advantage while Vancouver scored all four of their goals on the power play, going 4-for-11.

It’s not typical to see 30 penalties in one game, but the refs did have a lot of questionable calls on Saturday. They tried to do their best to control the game, but despite that, they tossed two Bruins players as both Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand were given 10-minute game misconducts.

When asked about it after the game, Claude Julien wasn’t too happy, saying, “It doesn’t really matter guys. Like I said – you guys know – we can’t comment. Our job is to assess our team. Our job is to assess our players. Our job is not to assess or comment on referees. I’m not stupid enough to stand up here and criticize them. What I can tell you is that [Vancouver] scored four power play goals, so we gave them an opportunity to score on their bread and butter. Instead of criticizing the referees, I would much prefer criticizing us for the penalties – whether they’re worthy or not, take the responsibility”

Lucic received his penalty in the first period when he allegedly left the bench to take part of a scrum on the ice. After further review, the NHL rescinded the game misconduct because Lucic was entering a shift which legally allowed him to be on the ice.

However, Marchand’s penalty is a bit debatable. In effort to avoid getting slammed into the boards by Sami Salo, Marchand ducked and hit Salo low. The Canucks defenseman hit the ice hard and stayed down for a while before heading down the tunnel. Vancouver head coach Alain Vigneault later announced that Salo had suffered an upper body injury and will be reevaluated.

As aforementioned, Julien didn’t want to talk about the refs but he did share his opinion on the incident.

“All I’m going to tell you is that I always told my players that they need to protect themselves. The last thing I want my players to do is get hit and then end up with a concussion, said the Bruins head coach. “In my opinion, if guys start protecting themselves the way Marchand did, maybe guys will stop taking runs at other guys because that’s the consequences you end up paying for taking runs at guys, too.”

Would the outcome have been different if Lucic hadn’t been sent out of the game? Maybe. Regardless, it wasn’t the deciding factor. Boston’s played well five-on-five, but facing 11 power plays — without two of your best forwards — is no easy task for any team.

“It was what it was,” said Julien after the game. “I think the build-up from last year is still there, but I’m going to reiterate the same thing I said this week: It was only a two-point game, and that’s how we had to approach it. There’s a lot that happened last year in the playoffs that carried over to today’s game. As much as the referees tried to control it, at times, it became a challenge.”

Although it wasn’t the outcome the Bruins hoped for, Julien made no excuses for the loss by stating, “They did the right things, and we didn’t do enough to win the hockey game. Let’s be man enough to admit it and move on.”

Pick The Winner: Bruins vs. Canucks

By NoontimeSports.com 

Could you imagine if Paul Revere were still alive? He’d probably say something like, “The Canucks are coming, the Canucks are coming…”

OK… no need to go overboard with Massachusetts’ history references, but yes, the Vancouver Canucks are in town, and that means Stanley Cup memories from this past June have officially resurfaced.

Who doesn’t remember the night when the Boston Bruins defeated the Canucks in Game 7 to claim Lord Stanley’s Cup?

Don’t you remember the Black and Gold losing the first two games, but then rebounding at the TD Garden during Games 3 and 4?

And of course, who could forget all those nasty and ugly episodes that featured Alex Burrows fighting with his teeth and tongue, and Roberto Luongo sending Boston’s backstop, (Tim Thomas) messages about pumping tires.  

Well, I doubt we’ll be hearing too much after Saturday’s matinee concludes, especially since this is the regular season match up. However, it’s a game that matters because the winner will earn two additional points in the standings, while the loser pick up one point, and a loss, too.

So, what’re you thoughts on this game? Who is going to win? Cast your vote, and then of course, watch the game!

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