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Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic, left, scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Bruins strike early, often in dominant Game 2 victory

Monday, April 21, 2014

BOSTON – Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins’ offensive drought and tied their playoff series. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot on goal on their four power plays and Boston won, 4-1, in Game 2 yesterday. “We don’t get too many power plays … 0

Mistakes doom Orioles as Red Sox rally for win

Monday, April 21, 2014

BOSTON – Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough’s throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles last night. Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who overcame a 5-0 deficit and improved … 0

Jones comes off bench to help lead Heat past Bobcats

Monday, April 21, 2014

Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. James Jones got his turn yesterday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and … 0

Skating room at a premium in playoff opener

Sunday, April 20, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins’ rink is 200 feet long by 85 feet wide, just like all the others in the NHL. So much ice. But in the playoff opener with the Detroit Red Wings, so little room … 0

Blues and Blue Jackets grab overtime Game 2 wins

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues. That little crack was all St. Louis needed to put another dent in the … 0

Visiting Hawks upset top-seeded Pacers in Game 1

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana, 101-93, last night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Hawks ended an eight-game road losing … 0

Buehrle improves to 4-0 as Jays blank Indians, 5-0

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians, 5-0, yesterday. Jose Reyes hit an RBI single in his first game since opening day, when he strained his left hamstring in his first at-bat … 0

Braun’s two home runs help Brewers rally past Pirates

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ryan Braun hit two homers, including a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Milwaukee Brewers over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-7, last night. Braun has five home runs this season after being suspended for the final 65 games last year in the Biogenesis … 0

Hunters Corner: Opening of trout ponds and youth turkey hunts mark busy weekend

Sunday, April 20, 2014

During the 1950s and ’60s, Ed Sullivan hosted a Sunday night variety called the Toast of the Town. Sullivan was the consummate star maker and brought forth the British invasion with the introduction of the Beatles in 1964. Sullivan was a man short in height, but would open … 0

Fisher Cats lose to Mets, 4-2

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Catcher Jack Murphy went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season, but the Binghamton Mets broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning en route to a 3-2 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats yesterday. The Fisher Cats (5-9) took a 1-0 … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 20, 2014

JV result The Pembroke Academy JV softball team fell to Portsmouth, 11-4. Alyssa Martin pitched well, while Nichole Wilson and Kaitlin Thomas were solid defensively. Dakota Ordway and Mackenzie LeBlanc contributed offensively. ∎ The Hopkinton JV softball team defeated Manchester West, 11-5, on Friday afternoon. Pitcher Alexis Blanchette had … 0

Shuttleworth preserves Revs’ 1-1 draw with Fire

Sunday, April 20, 2014

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth stopped Juan Luis Anangono’s penalty kick in the first minute of stoppage time yesterday to preserve a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire, who matched an MLS record with their sixth straight tie. The Fire have tied each match … 0

High Schools: Coe-Brown ace Daudelin tosses no-hitter

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The weather was cold, windy and difficult to play softball in. Kianna Daudelin apparently didn’t notice. The Coe-Brown pitcher had all of her pitches working and crisp command in the circle, a bad mix for Kingswood as Daudelin … 0