Boston -- Folks in the suburbs were excited as we rode the “T” into downtown Boston during a pretty epic thunder and lightning show. Even the conductor let us know when we were approaching “TD Garden, home of the champion Bruins and Celtics.”
NHL legend “Pieface” McKenzie was in good spirits heading up to the game from the event level and Cam Neely was walking around. That’s Boston and everywhere you turn there’s a certain pride that exists around the Bruins.
“Writing Baseball,” a multimedia exhibit based on the writings and collections of MALS professor Harvey Frommer, will be on display from June 17-July 31 at Dartmouth’s Baker-Berry Library. The exhibit will center on three themes: “Old Time Baseball,” “Red Sox vs. Yankees,” and “Breaking Baseball’s Color Line,” all of which will be evoked through Professor Frommer’s writings, photographs and display of memorabilia.
Chicago- Despite dominating the first twenty minutes of play, out shooting the Boston Bruins 19-4 and scoring the always key, first goal, it was the Bruins who scored the gaming winning goal with just 6:12 to play in overtime. A turnover by Blackhawks winger, Brandon Bollig, led to a chance for the Bruins Daniel Paille who beat goalie Corey Crawford.
The Blackhawks started the game quick out of the gate with a barrage of shots and quality scoring chances. However, Bruins goalie, Tuuka Rask, stymied the Hawks offense allowing just one goal, which came just past the midway point of the first period. After multiple shots by Patrick Kane and Michal Rozsival, it was playoff-leading scorer, Patrick Sharp who retrieved Rozsival’s rebound and with Michal Handzus creating traffic in front of the net, helped screened Sharp’s shot as he turned and fired. Handzus had been a victim of a cross check by Boston defenseman Andrew Ference which created some goalie interference but was not called. Boston Coach Claude Julien was visibly upset at the no call.
Chicago -- Following a Game 1 that extended past midnight, both teams have benefitted from the well deserved, two-day break. In pregame interviews, Boston forward Nathan Horton who left game one early suffering from a nagging shoulder injury, today stated he was, "Not in any pain and ready to play." There is no doubt that the Chicago Blackhawks benefited from his absence and will be looking to neutralize him early.
I got this card in the mail today. To say it inspired me is an understatement. Through trading cards and thanks to Upper Deck, I got to learn about Daniel "Doc" Jacobs.
This naval HERO is a purple heart recipient and also a double amputee. He had a dream of making a major league roster and the Dodgers gave him a tryout.
This brave man deserves a round of applause and then some. Same with Upper Deck.
To read more about him click here:
My dad is a veteran and I was unable to walk until the age of 5.
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