Morning Sports Update: ‘Let’s go win a hockey game on Saturday’

The Bruins likely need one more win -- and a little help -- to make the playoffs

Brad Marchand celebrates his goal against the Red Wings.
Brad Marchand celebrates his goal against the Red Wings. –AP

The Bruins keep their playoff hopes alive, the Red Sox are rained out, and the Patriots continue their offseason of making moves.

Bruins’ playoffs hopes live on with 5-2 win over Red Wings: The Boston Bruins needed to play like a desperate team Thursday night in order to keep breath in their playoff hopes. They did, and it earned them a chance to do it all over again in their regular-season finale. (Boston.com)

Patriots sign defensive lineman Markus Kuhn: The New England Patriots signed unrestricted free-agent defensive lineman Markus Kuhn on Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The 6-foot-4, 303-pound German player spent four seasons with the New York Giants, making 10 starts and playing in 39 games. He has 48 total tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and two fumble recoveries, one that he returned for a touchdown. (Boston.com)

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Red Sox-Indians game postponed by inclement weather: The series finale between the Indians and Red Sox was postponed by inclement weather on Thursday, capping a series that began with the season opener being called and included whipping winds and temperatures in the 30s. (Boston.com)

Warriors top Spurs for 70th win; chase for 73 still alive:  Early, way before beating the San Antonio Spurs 112-101 to secure the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors appeared out of sorts in their bid to join the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls as the second team in NBA history to win 70 games in a season. (ESPN.com)

Tyler Summitt ‘profoundly disappointed’ over relationship, resigns: Tyler Summitt, the son of Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, has resigned as the women’s basketball coach at Louisiana Tech after “engaging in a relationship that has negatively affected the people I love, respect and care about the most.” (ESPN.com)

Quinnipiac tops Boston College to reach NCAA hockey final: The 3-2 victory over Boston College on Thursday night sent the tiny school located at the foot of Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Connecticut, to the NCAA hockey title game for the second time in four years. (Boston.com)

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Kyle Schwarber Carted Off The Field With Leg Injury After Crashing Into Dexter Fowler: Kyle Schwarber and Dexter Fowler collided with each other while chasing a popup that Arizona’s Jean Segura sent into left center in the second inning. Fowler tried to go low, but Schwarber didn’t get out of the way quickly enough and his left leg looks like it got mashed up pretty bad during the collision. (Deadspin)

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