Bruins douse Flames in 9-0 win

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Bruins douse Flames in 9-0 win

The Bruins might need to find a higher hockey league to play in.

They upped their record to 23-3-1 since Nov. 1 with a 9-0 drubbing of the Calgary Flames on home ice to cap off two wins in two days that featured the Bs scoring 15 unanswered goals.
Its often looked like theyre playing a video game with the settings permanently placed at rookie level with little to no resistance from their opponents.

In fact the Bruins have outscored their opponents 45-11 in the last nine games, and continue to make a statement to the rest of the league theyre the best that the NHL has to offer. Patrice Bergeron and Nathan Horton both enjoyed two-goal evenings, Benoit Pouliot matched a career-high with points while filling in for Brad Marchand and even Daniel Paille getting into the act with a shorthanded breakaway in the third period to cap things off. Twelve Bruins skaters ended up on the scoresheet for the well-rounded Bruins, and Joe Corvo had a team-best plus-4 in the blowout win.

The Flames mercifully pulled goalie Leland Irving from the game in the second period, but it didnt stop the Bruins from attacking in the third period thats been their domain all season long.

Tuukka Rask made 22 fairly easy saves en route to winning his fifth straight game and his third shutout on the young season, and the Bruins never stopped pouring it on against a whipped bunch of Calgary skaters.

Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 'capable of more' vs. lefties

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Quotes, notes and stars: Red Sox 'capable of more' vs. lefties

CHICAGO -- Quotes, Notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 4-1 loss to Chicago:

 

QUOTES:

"He's rarely in the middle of the plate. He pitches to the edge very effectively. He's got a number of different looks he can give you.'' - John Farrell on White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

"We have such a heavily righthand-hitting lineup, you would think that our guys would be able to handle the off-side pitching coming at them. . . We're capable of more.'' - Farrell on the Sox 0-3 record against lefty starters.

"He's done everything that we could have asked, to get deep into games and low run situations -- and not just this year. This goes back to when he was in the rotation last year.'' - Farrell on tough-luck loser Steven Wright.

"That's what I'm working for every time.'' - Carson Smith on his scoreless inning in his Red Sox debut.

"It is what it is. Keep working and try to be ready on whatever opportunities come. That's all I can say about that.'' - Chris Young, on the infrequency of lefty starters.

"A little frustrated with the walks. I gave them the second run with the walks. When I'm out there throwing 20 pitches an inning, it's hard to get into a rhythm.'' - Steven Wright.

 

NOTES

* The Red Sox have faced three lefty starters this season and are 0-3. They've managed two runs in 23 innings and hit just .108 (8-for-74) against them.

* When the opposition scores first, the Red Sox are 5-6 this season.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to nine games with a sixth-inning single.

* Dating back to last season, Steven Wright hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in his last nine starts.

* Hanley Ramirez's homer in the fifth was his first since April 6, covering 96 at-bats.

 

STARS

1) Jose Quintana

Chicago's starter was brilliant, allowing a single run in eight innings on just four hits without issuing a walk.

2) Jose Abreu

The White Sox first baseman drove in three of the four White Sox runs with a first-inning triple and a two-run double in the eighth.

3) Steven Wright

Once again, the knuckballer got almost no run support and was stuck with the loss despite allowing just two runs in six innings.