Morning Skate: Thursday, December 6

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Morning Skate: Thursday, December 6

Andy Strickland from truehockey.com thinks the credit Sidney Crosby has received for rekindling CBA talks is a little overblown, and said there is still important work to be done by both sides.

Good piece by Craig Custance from ESPN.com detailing how the numbers and revenue projections were dictating this being the week when talks would get rekindled just as much as anything else.

Max Wahlberg wants to fight Tie Domi in a boxing match for charity, and then wants you to say hi to your mother for him.

Interesting take out of Vancouver that the context clues seem to be indicating that Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs had a change of heart thats helped things progress this week.

Conversely heres an account of a blow-up between Jacobs and Ryan Miller nearly derailing the process on Wednesday night in the wee hours of the morning. Its a good sign that the moderates have taken control of the process, so a deal needs to get done within that window.

Andrew Ference with the tweet of the day about Shawn Thornton narrating Twas the Night Before Christmas last night.

For something completely different: a top 10 list of the worst Christmas songs released over the last 10 years.

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

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Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.