Bruins, talented and flawed, fight themselves as playoffs approach

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Seguin’s plus-25 was the game’s best—he was on ice for 29 even-strength shot attempts by his team, and only four by the Penguins.. But then, there was Marchand trudging out of the box after a power-play goal by Jarome Iginla that snapped a third-period tie.. The penalty that Marchand took was the kind that, at his best, he goads opponents into taking themselves.. The “Little Ball of Hate” got two minutes for roughing when he ripped Jussi Jokinen’s helmet off in a scrum at the Pittsburgh net.. “He kind of wrapped my head up there, and he’d been a little dirty all night, giving cross checks and to guys and sticking them,” Marchand said.. “I kind of took exception to it.” Zdeno Chara’s Bruins are 0-3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins this season.. (AP Photo) Later in the third period, with the Bruins down by two goals, Marchand—again, part of a line that was dominant at even strength—took himself out for two minutes by getting into a slashing duel with Joe Vitale, a trade the Penguins make every time.. “A good penalty is a good penalty, but when you get caught retaliating, it’s obviously not a good penalty,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said.. “Some of those penalties, some of them are for laziness, and all of a sudden you’ve got to drag guys down.. It depends on the situation.. Obviously, we didn’t have great penalties today, and certainly we didn’t get the breaks the other way, but we’re used to that.” The Bruins actually were getting the breaks, penalty-wise, in the early part of the game.. Boston led 1-0 after Gregory Campbell drew a slash from Matt Cooke in the first period, and Marchand converted. source:

Red Sox, Bruins postpone games

“The ballpark and offices have been locked down since then, and in an abundance of caution, we will conduct yet another sweep again before we open.” Boston police initially announced the postponement of the Bruins game, which has been rescheduled for 12:30 p.m.. ET Saturday.. The Penguins’ home game against the Buffalo Sabres that was scheduled for Saturday night has been moved to Tuesday.. The Royals are staying at the Westin Copley Place hotel, about a block from the marathon finish line.. “We’ve been told not to go outside.. We’ve been told the hotel has been locked down, although I’ve seen a handful of people moving around,” Royals vice president Mike Swanson said.. “The streets are just, wow.. It’s numbingly quiet for a noon hour in Boston.” ABC: Boston Marathon Explosions provides continual updates of the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, which included suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev being taken into custody Friday night.. Live coverage Boston College announced later Friday afternoon that it was canceling all Saturday home athletic events, including the spring football game.. “Our first priority is ensuring the safety of our student-athletes, coaches and spectators,” BC athletic director Brad Bates said in a statement.. “Our local law enforcement community has done a phenomenal job this past week, and we do not want our events to serve as a distraction.” The Monday bombings killed three people and wounded more than 180. source:


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