Bruins hold meetings before flight to DC


Bruins hold meetings before flight to DC

BOSTON -- The Bruins didn't do anything drastic on Sunday after after dropping Game Two to the Washington Capitals. The B's stayed off the ice and held meetings, with a pretty clear emphasis on their top six forwards getting more involved in the offense.

The prime suspects -- Milan Lucic, Rich Peverley, Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand -- addressed the media following their meeting session, and then the B's took off on a 1 p.m. charter flight out of Logan Airport headed for Washington DC.So after back-to-back overtime playoff games against a Caps' opponent that clearly means business, the B's coaching staff opted for some rest. Dennis Seidenberg is averaging just six seconds shy of 29 minutes of ice time in the first two games with someheavyduty minutesheaped in there. So it was a breather for everybody in Black and Gold. "I think weve played about eight periods of hockey here in two games. Were getting closer to three games in three days than two in three and I think getting off ice isthe right thing to do. I wouldnt be surprised if Washingtondid the same thing," said Claude Julien. "Youve got to stay fresh in the playoffs, its going to be a long series Im sure and because of that youve got to do the right things. "We needed to look at some things to make our team better moving forward. At the same time, you want to give your guys some rest and hopefully be ready to play tomorrow."

We'll have more reaction from the B's forwards shortly, but it's fair to say the Bruins arefeeling plenty of responsibility for the paltry output of two goals in their firsttwo playoffgames.

Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team


Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina's national team.

Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.

His nation's career scoring leader with 55 international goals, Messi sent Argentina's first penalty kick over the crossbar.

Messi tells the Argentine network TyC Sports "the national team is over for me. It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over."

Messi and Argentina lost to Brazil in the 2007 Copa final and to Germany in extra time in the 2014 World Cup final. They lost last year's Copa final to host Chile on penalty kicks.

The 29-year-old Messi has led Barcelona to four Champions League titles.

Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection


Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

With New England Patriots organized workouts finished until next month, Phil Perry puts together another 53-man roster projection.

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