The Bruins defeated the Canadiens by a 4-1 final in Claude Julien’s return to TD Garden.
Here’s more about that, and a few other stories from around New England sports:
Jalen Rose called Paul Pierce “petty” to his face in regards to Isaiah Thomas:
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 18, 2018
Another former Patriot is reportedly getting a new job:
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 18, 2018
Watch the video tribute the Bruins gave Claude Julien: After the Bruins-Canadiens game started on Wednesday night, the TD Garden crowd greeted a video tribute to former coach Claude Julien with a standing ovation. (Boston.com)
Drew Bledsoe says Washington State QB, who died in apparent suicide, was ‘a great friend and mentor to my son’: Former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe posted his thoughts on Instagram about a Washington State football player who recently committed suicide. In the message, Bledsoe called for a more open conversation about mental health. (Boston Globe)
The reemergence of Ricky Jean Francois: Signed, cut, and re-signed in a monthlong period in the fall, Patriots defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois has moved into a central role in the New England defense. His presence has become more important with the injury of Alan Branch. (NESN)
Daily highlight: Brazilian forward Neymar scored four goals in an 8-0 PSG win on Wednesday in France’s Ligue 1. His third was superb:
How many players did he beat there?!
That's incredible from PSG star Neymar. 😍 pic.twitter.com/gP6XkQJgjt
— Goal (@goal) January 17, 2018