Top of the Morning: Emotional Saturday for Boston sports

Top of the Morning: Emotional Saturday for Boston sports
April 20, 2013, 11:45 pm
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Eric Frede has the headlines and highlights for Sunday, April 21st, including a busy and emotional day for Boston's sports teams.

The Bruins, Red Sox, Celtics and Revolution were all in action on Saturday, and with some closure to a long and draining week in Boston, it made for an emotional day.

* David Ortiz fired up the Fenway crowd with an emotional (if not exactly family friendly) rallying cry, and the Sox sent them home happy when Daniel Nava hit an eighth-inning, three-run homer to give the Sox a 4-3 win over the Royals.

The win was the seventh in a row for the Red Sox.

The Sox and Royals will play a day-night double header on Sunday.

* The Celtics and Knicks began their playoff series and while it looked good early for the C's, they fizzled down the stretch as the Knicks took an 85-78 win in Game 1.

The Celtics bench was outscored 33-4, and all four of those points came from the free throw line.

Game 2 is Tuesday in New York.

* Jarome Iginla returned to Boston for the first time since snubbing the Bruins and instead opting for a trade to Pittsburgh.

To add insult to injury, Iginla lit the lamp for a goal in the third period and led the Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Bruins.

* The good news is that the Revs finally scored a goal, snapping a streak of 394 consecutive (and excruciating) minutes of scoreless soccer.

The bad news is that the New York Red Bulls scored several more goals and took a 4-1 victory.

For more of the day's events, check out the video above. 


Bruins fall to Penguins 3-2