Caron, Mottau scratched for Bruins


Caron, Mottau scratched for Bruins

BOSTON -- As expected, Tim Thomas and Braden Holtby were the first goaltenders onto the ice for the Bruins and Capitals, respectively. It appears that Jordan Caron and Mike Mottau will be the healthy scratches for the Bruins to open things up, and the Capitals will scratch Mike Knuble, Cody Eakin and Dmitry Orlov while going with Jay Beagle after he skipped the morning skate.

Heres an interesting tidbit: in each of the previous two playoff series between the two teams, the winner of the series has advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals; the Bruins in 1990 when they were beaten by the Edmonton Oilers and the Capitals in 1998 when they lost to the Wings in Detroits second of back-to-back Cup championships.

Here is the projected Bruins lineup for tonight:




Tuesday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Price tries to nail down A.L. East clincher in Bronx


Tuesday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Price tries to nail down A.L. East clincher in Bronx

The Red Sox can clinch the A.L. East title for the first time since 2013, and do it at the home of their arch rivals, with a victory at Yankee Stadium tonight. 

Left-hander David Price (17-8, 3.91) takes the mound with the Red Sox magic number at 1. A Sox win, or a Toronto Blue Jays’ loss to the Baltimore Orioles, will give Boston the division title.

Brock Holt gets the start at third and Andrew Benintendi is in left field against Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa (4-3, 4.30).

The Red Sox (92-64) have the best record in the A.L., just ahead of the Texas Rangers (92-65), who have clinched the A.L. West title. 

The lineups:


Dustin Pedroia 2B

Xander Bogaerts SS

David Ortiz DH

Mookie Betts RF

Hanley Ramirez 1B

Brock Holt 3B

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

Sandy Leon C

Andrew Benintendi LF

David Price LHP



Brett Gardner LF

Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Gary Sanchez DH

Starlin Castro 2B

Chase Headley 3B

Didi Gregorius SS

Aaron Hicks RF

Austin Romine C

Tyler Austin 1B

Luis Cessa RHP