Bruins rake Leafs, 8-0


Bruins rake Leafs, 8-0

BOSTON -- Tim Thomas had to make only 13 saves on Monday night, en route to his fifth shutout of the season, as the Bruins ended the Toronto Maple Leafs' night early and finished with an 8-0 win at the TD Garden.

Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer was pulled from the game with 7:18 left in the first period, after allowing four early Bruins goals.

Chris Kelly, Greg Campbell, Benoit Pouliot, and Brad Marchand each put a puck past Reimer in the first, and it forced the Leafs to make the switch to Jonas Gustavsson, who wasn't much better.

Gustavsson allowed three second-period goals, including a second goal for Pouliot, just 2:31 into the second period. This was the goal that perfectly portrayed the way this game went for Toronto, as Gustavsson played a puck behind his own net by trying to swing it up the boards, only to have Bruins forward Brian Rolston take it right on the tape, and quickly send it out front to Pouliot for the easy goal and the 5-0 lead.

Zdeno Chara and Rolston went on to also score in the second period, giving Boston a 7-0 lead through two periods.

Tyler Seguin added the eighth Bruins goal of the night with 1:31 left in the game.

Tim Tebow shows solid power, shaky skills in MLB workout


Tim Tebow shows solid power, shaky skills in MLB workout

LOS ANGELES — Tim Tebow has taken his first big swing at a baseball career, showing off a powerful bat and a few areas of needed improvement in a workout for dozens of major league scouts.

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback worked out at the University of Southern California's Dedeaux Field on Tuesday. Scouts and reporters tracked, timed and recorded his every move.

Tebow's 255-pound muscled physique and 6.70-ish time in the 60-yard dash were impressive. So was a series of long homers into the trees and off the scoreboard.

The 29-year-old outfield hopeful also showed he still needs baseball seasoning. Former big-leaguers David Aardsma and Chad Smith repeatedly fooled him with off-speed pitches later in the hitting drills.