By Justin Aucoin
Happy Festivus! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Merry Kwanza! And anything else we might be forgetting. Did everyone have a wonderful holiday? Let's make it even better. We just got Christmas cards from our favorite New England athletes and wed figure wed share them with you all.
Several of our favorite Boston Bruins took time out of their busy schedule kicking ass and visiting sick and poor children to take a Christmas card photo.
To be as inclusive as they can, Chara even did a separate photo for his Jewish fans.
Looks like the Boston Red Sox pitching staff is fighting over their traditional Christmas dinner. Scandalous!
Heres the Patriots card. Looks like Welker got into Santas milk again. And we hope no one tells Mr. Kraft that Bibi Jones snuck into the photo. Ooops!
The Celtics didnt have much time for a group photo with that whole lock out and then rushing to get ready for the Christmas Day season opener and all. But Pierce and Rondo did get together for a classic photo.
And wed be remiss if we didnt leave you with the Wicked Good Sports crew Christmas card.
Happy Holidays, everyone.
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.