Now gone, Big Baby appreciates Rivers' ways


Now gone, Big Baby appreciates Rivers' ways

BOSTON Glen Davis arrived at the TD Garden well ahead of any of his new Orlando teammates.

Show up on time (or earlier), and be ready.

Call it one of the many lessons the former Boston Celtic took away from his four seasons with the Green team.

Now with the Orlando Magic, Davis plans to use those lessons learned against the very franchise that in so many ways shaped him into the player he is today.

Of all the influences that Davis credits for his development, head coach Doc Rivers stands head and shoulders above the rest.

The two had their many run-ins and differences, Davis acknowledged.

Now having had time to reflect upon his time in Boston, Davis has a better understanding of just how important Rivers' tough-love approach in dealing with him was necessary.

"When I was here in Boston, I didn't see exactly what Doc wanted me to see, until I left," Davis told "The things he did for me, the things he showed me, is going to help me tremendously in my career."

Davis added, "the more and more I think about it, the more I think about how I was fighting it. The more I love it now. It's the right way to play; it's the right way to be."

Subban replaced in second period, Bruins lose to Wild, 5-0


Subban replaced in second period, Bruins lose to Wild, 5-0

BOSTON – The Bruins had to feel like things would go badly for them with both of their usual goaltenders on the shelf against the Minnesota Wild.

That’s exactly what happened with Malcolm Subban getting pulled in the second period for the second time in his two-start NHL career, and the Bruins ultimately falling by a 5-0 score to the Wild at TD Garden. Subban lasted a tad more than 30 minutes in this game, but looked shaky in allowing two goals in a span of 12 seconds to Minnesota as they took control early in the second period.

Weymouth native Charlie Coyle floated a spinning, surprise shot through the glove hand and leg pad of a slow-reacting Subban, and Chris Stewart followed by roofing a shot while all alone in front following the ensuing face-off.

Subban made a nice save on Marco Scandella to temporarily stop the bleeding, but was pulled from the game when Ryan Suter beat him low to the glove hand with a power play strike midway through the second. Subban was pulled after giving up the third goal of the night, and Zane McIntyre was ostensibly better even if he allowed a Jason Zucker deflected shot past him to give the Wild an insurmountable four goal cushion.

The Bruins tried to rally for something in the third period, but there wasn’t much going on after the shaky defense and subpar goaltending knocked all the wind right out of them. Jason Pominville scored late in the game on a rebound goal to round out the scoring. The scary part is that Tuesday night’s loss to the Wild represents the first of six games against worthy opponents that made the playoffs last season, and there’s no hint of when Tuukka Rask or Anton Khudobin might be ready to return.