Stevan Ridley was the workhorse on the game-clinching drive for the Patriots. Mike Felger, Troy Brown, and Ty Law evaluate his performance this season.
Ridley surpassed the 1,000-yard mark rushing for the season. Brown said the second-year running back from LSU deserves a lot of credit.
"He hasn't touched the ball as much as these other backs in the league touch the ball," Brown said, pointing out that Ridlely doesn't have a game with 30 carries this season.
Brown said if Ridley was a featured back in the Pats offense - like the Vikings' Adrian Peterson -- Ridley "would have well over 1,500 yards."
Hold on, said Law.
"You not telling me he's going to be the kind of back Adrian Peterson is?" Law asked.
"He's not Adrian Peterson good," Brown conceded. "He's a different type of runner."
LOS ANGELES - Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak scored their 26th goals of the season, and the Boston Bruins improved to 5-1-0 under interim coach Bruce Cassidy with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Anton Khudobin made 27 saves in his second start since Christmas for the Bruins, who nursed an early lead to their first win in Los Angeles since March 24, 2012.
Pastrnak punctuated a strong all-around game with his seventh power-play goal of the season early in the second period. Dominic Moore ended his 26-game goal drought with an empty-net score, and David Krejci added another empty-netter with 7.2 seconds left.
Kevin Gravel scored his first NHL goal and Peter Budaj stopped 21 shots for the Kings, who have lost six of eight.
After a lot of speculation ahead of the trade deadline, Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers.
Meeting with the media at Thursday's practice, George addressed the rumors, but sounded a bit frustrated about not being “in the loop” in regards to trade talks.
“I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen,” George told reporters, per Clark Wade of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s kind of a dark moment, a lot of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”
The Celtics were one of the teams who were reportedly interested in George, but on the CSN Trade Deadline Special, Chris Mannix said the C's “weren’t really close” to landing the All-Star.
George, 26, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season.