The Bruins beat Dougie Hamilton and the Calgary Flames, 2-1, Zac Rinaldo gets suspended for five games, and Jae Crowder has become Mr. Clutch for the Celtics.
Fans boo Flames’ Dougie Hamilton in his return to TD Garden: “Fans booed whenever Dougie Hamilton touched the puck Tuesday night in his first game on the Garden ice since the Bruins traded him to Calgary. The boos grew louder as the game progressed.’’ (The Providence Journal)
Jae Crowder has become the Celtics’ go-to clutch player: “When Jae Crowder walked onto the floor on Monday night with his team down two and under a minute to play in a nail-biter against the visiting Utah Jazz, he knew the ball was likely coming his way and he had multiple options in his mind, but they all ended the same way: with him taking the big-moment shot.’’ (ESPN.com)
Newly-traded Bruins Lee Stempniak and John-Michael Liles make contributions in B’s win: “Both new guys Lee Stempniak and John-Michael Liles didn’t factor into the scoring in the B’s 2-1 win over the Flames at TD Garden, but they were solid contributors that looked like they belonged with the Black and Gold.’’ (CSNNE.com)
Zac Rinaldo suspended five games for illegal check to head: “The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday that Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended five games for an illegal check to the head of Lightning forward Cedric Paquette.’’ (WEEI.com)
Mario Williams to the Patriots? Here are the pros and cons: “On Tuesday, Ryan and the Bills released former No. 1 pick Mario Williams who spent four seasons in Buffalo.’’ (CSNNE.com)
Could the Patriots get a solid return for Jimmy Garoppolo? “Within minutes, or perhaps even seconds, of news breaking Monday that Tom Brady signed a two-year extension to stay with the Patriots through 2019, the speculation about Jimmy Garoppolo’s future began.’’ (CBSBoston.com)
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