SAN JOSE, Calif. The Bruins have fallen into a groove over the last two games, so theres no reason to mess with success. Tim Thomas will be playing in his 14th straight game and endeavoring for his third straight win while Antti Niemi will be playing in his 13th straight game for San Jose.
Joe Corvo will also be a healthy scratch for the third straight game as the Bruins have tightened things up defensively with No. 14 watching from the press box. The Bruins have allowed only two goals and averaged only 21 shots allowed per game in the two games without Corvo among the defenseman corps.
The lineup should be exactly the same as the two victories over the Flyers and Maple Leafs. Here is the projected lineup:
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan and Julio Jones teamed up for a dominant playoff performance, and the Atlanta Falcons ignored all those ghosts from the last half-century.
Next up: Super Bowl 51.
Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns in another MVP-worthy showing, while Jones shook off a toe injury to haul in nine catches for 180 yards and two scores, leading the Falcons to a 44-21 blowout of the storied Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship Sunday.
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You’ll never guess who the seventh-best quarterback* at Gillette Stadium was Sunday.
Via video posted on his Snapchat, 2014 Browns first-rounder Johnny Manziel, currently out of the league, attended the AFC Championship wearing a Tom Brady jersey.
Manziel was released by the Browns last March after two seasons and just eight starts. Had he played this season, he would have been suspended for the first four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
*He might have been eighth-best. Julian Edelman played quarterback in college. People forget that.