Sports are huge in Boston and through our busy lives, its tough to keep up with everything going on. Well, hopefully the One Timer is an easy blog for you to read and get up to speed on whats going on so you can talk about the game last night. With out further ado, here's the inaugural one timer:
Our Boston Bruins were in action last night as they took on the 20 year old sensation Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lighting down in Florida. Behind Tuuka Rask in net, the B’s came out real sloppy and were dominated through the first two periods. Although they managed to get out of the first period tied 0-0, Tampa began their scoring spree in the second, capping off a 3 goal period with Stamkos scoring his league leading 20 goal of the season. The B’s only managed 15 shots on net through the first two frames. In the third, the B’s showed a little life when Michael Ryder scored his 150 career goal, but the B’s could never really get it going and ultimately lost 3-1 to a hot goaltender in Mike Smith, who made 26 saves on the night.
The Bruins have to put this loss behind them, as they are in action 3 times over the next 5 days. They’ll be @ Florida (11/24), home against Carolina (11/26), and @ Atlanta (11/28) to close out the month of November, in which they are 5-4-2 so far. The Bruins look to build momentum over the next few games to gain some ground on the first place Flyers before they match up with them on December 1 in Philadelphia.
In other Bruins news, Marc Savard will undergo tests today for the concussion he received at the end of the 2009 season. Hopefully, he will be cleared to participate in full contact practices this week, with an eye to return to action before Christmas.
Some other quick Boston notes:
· The Celts beat the Hawks 99-76 behind 16 pts and 10 assists from Nate Robinson.
· The Pats will be coming off a huge win against Indy and travel to Detroit for a Turkey Day matinee with the Lions, kick-off slated for 12:30.
· Red Sox hot stove is heating up, with tons of rumors surrounding the team, the newest being around Arizona’s outfielder Justin Upton and San Diego’s first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. (The annual Winter Meetings are less than 3 weeks away)