Talking Points: Hurricanes 4, Bruins 2


Talking Points: Hurricanes 4, Bruins 2

RALEIGH, N.C. The Bruins remember the two losses to Carolina early in the season, but they couldnt do enough to reverse that trend in a gritty 4-2 loss over the Hurricanes at the RBC Center.

The loss snapped a two-game winning stretch for the Bruins following their emotional loss to the Canucks, and drops them to a still-impressive 25-5-1 since the beginning of November. Jay Harrison fired a left point shot through traffic with less than two minutes in the third period to hand the Hurricanes their victory.

The hockey game wasnt going to win any hockey aesthetic contests for either team, but it appeared Milan Lucics 16th goal of the season early in the third period would provide the difference for the Black and Gold. Lucic pounced on a loose puck after a David Krejci shot was blocked in front of the net, and managed to steam the puck past Cam Ward attempting to track the puck.

But Justin Faulk rifled a point shot through traffic that tied things up after a lengthy video review of the score.

After a scoreless first period between the Bruins and Hurricanes, the two teams traded goals in the middle 20 minutes. Patrice Bergeron jumped on the rebound of a Johnny Boychuk shot in front of the net and managed to outwork Bryan Allen for a shot that pushed past Ward. Carolina responded four minutes later with a strike to knot things up again.

Brandon Sutter wound up from the high slot and Patrick Dwyer managed to get a piece of the puck before it caromed past Thomas. It was the only puck Carolina managed to get past the Bs goaltender on a night that featured gook work from both Ward and Thomas.

Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask questions


Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask questions

BOSTON -- Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's fiancee testified in his double-murder trial Thursday that she learned to keep her mouth shut and "not to ask any questions" in certain situations.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. She and Hernandez have a 4-year-old daughter. She said she took Hernandez's last name in 2015.

Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting two men in Boston in July 2012 after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. He is also charged with witness intimidation in the shooting of Alexander Bradley, allegedly to silence him about the killings.

Jenkins-Hernandez repeatedly said she could not recall details about conversations with Hernandez after the 2012 killings and after Bradley's shooting in 2013.

She said she didn't ask Hernandez for details about Bradley's shooting, even though Hernandez and Bradley were close friends.

"[Bradley] was not my friend . . . Yes, it's a sad situation [but] why should I press about something like that?" she said.

Jenkins-Hernandez also said she did not recall getting a call from Hernandez at 2:37 a.m. on July 16, 2012, minutes after prosecutors say Hernandez shot Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as they sat in a car at a stop light in Boston. Prosecutors said phone records show a 17-second call from Hernandez to her at that time.

Hernandez has denied shooting the men. His lawyer told the jury during opening statements that Bradley shot the men over a drug deal.

Bradley testified he saw Hernandez shoot the men. He also said Hernandez shot him in the face months later after he made a remark about the Boston shootings.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Jenkins-Hernandez.

Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen


Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen

In this week's jam packed episode of's "Celtics Talk Podcast", Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk with former Celtic Leon Powe about this year's team, plus his role on the 2008 Championship squad. Powe tells some great stories about Kevin Garnett, and has an interesting take on Ray Allen not being invited to the reunion vacation Rajon Rondo is planning.

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Also included in this week's episode, Brian Scalabrine's interview with head coach Brad Stevens, plus the "Celtics PostUp" crew talks with Jae Crowder about his many nicknames, whether the 1st seed in the East is important, and his improvement on the floor.