not a bad day today in new england sports . alot of action today . 3of the major sports teams all played as well as boston college hockey playing in the frozen four . the bruins beat up ottawa again who they will probably face in the first round . they got unbelievable goalie play from anton khoudobin a relative unknown netminder playing in his 7th nhl game and first as a bruin . he set career highs in shots faced and save making 44 of them and winning 3-1 . he will backup tim thomas in at least the first round as tuukka rask heals . he proved to me hes up to the challenge . i cant wait for playoff hockey !!!!!!!
the celtics are in chicago tonight coming off a 1 point loss to san antonio yesterday . theyve been looking like a really good team lately blowing out the heat and giving san antonio all they want . as i write this they are blowing out chicago by 13 at the half . we"ll see what this aginggroup of veterans and exciting young stars can do come playoff time . winning their division is a big part in how far they go .
boston college is one of the best hockey programs in the country . many former eagles have played in the nhl . they have been ranked number 1 in the country most of the year and i expect them to win it all .
and finally the red sox season is upon us . that means warm weather and summer fun is soon to follow . im just not sure how fun this team is going to be to follow . they had an epic collapse last year missing thee playoffs after going 7-20 in september . the manger and general manager were fired and some long time sox hung up theyre cleats . jason varitek and tim wakefield were true red sox heroes . papelbohn was allowed to leave via free agency and his replacement was a cheap injury prone average closer . they didnt sign any new starting pitching but brought in some utilty outfielders and team guys . they hired bobby valentine from the broadcast booth to manage .and replaced theo with his assistant , ben cherington .
well the closer got hurt in spring training amndnow theyre scrambling . they dont know who goes where and they have to figure it out .
first game was today in detroit . they were facing the reigning league mvp justin verlander and giving the ball to jon lester for his first opening day start . it prooved to be a pitchers duel with a scorless game into the 7th inning . the sox trailed by 2 going into the 9th and tied it up but then the bullpen gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 9th to start the season off with a flop.
i hope they figure it out or it will bve a longb year , and maybe a short one for bobby .