Morning Skate: Monday, April 2


Morning Skate: Monday, April 2

The party has come to an end for the Winnipeg Jets as the playoff dream has died.

Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy chats with Boston College standout, and New York Rangers draft pick, Chris Kreider after a great season with the Eagles.

Justin Bourne with his take on the PhillyPitt brawl, the greatness of Teemu Selanne and everything else happening right now in the world of the NHL.

Mike from Attleboro is looking forward to the Flyers and Penguins fighting their way to advancement in the playoffs after Sundays fireworks on NBC.

The big guns have gone silent for the Vancouver Canucks, but they still have a chance to win the Western Conference.

Zach Parise is still scheduled to be a free agent when the season ends, and the Bruins should still be very, very interested.

For something completely different:Ryan Leaf arrested again. This is not a recording. Just when you thought the former quarterback bust was all done misbehaving, he does it again.

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

Clowney fined for hit on Brady; Rowe fined for unsportsmanlike penalty

When Tom Brady complained to officials during the third quarter of last week's Divisional Round game against the Texans, he was wondering why Jadeveon Clowney wasn't penalized for a late hit. 

Not only did Brady get the call a little later in the game when Clowney hit him again in the fourth, but Clowney has now been fined for that hit. Per Pro Football Talk, Clowney was docked $18,231 for roughing the passer. 

Brady defended his on-the-field tantrum in the third quarter after Clowney's hit, insisting it may have helped lead to the Patriots being given extra yardage in the fourth. 

"Yeah, I would love to try to make sure the officials are paying close attention," Brady told WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show. "If we can get one of those 15-yard penalties, those are important."

Patriots corner Eric Rowe was also fined for his actions during the Divisional Round. He was hit with a $12,154 penalty after picking up an unsportsmanlike penalty for pulling a Texans player off of a scrum in the first quarter

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WATCH: Celtics vs. Trail Blazers

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