Monday, December 22, 2008


Ho hum. Another Sunday afternoon. Another Bruins victory. Another Celtics win.

The Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3, winning their 5th straight, 10th in their last 11, and 19th in their last 22. Blake Wheeler scored 2 goals in the first 5 minutes of play. The rookie now has 11 goals on the season.

The Blues made it a game for the first 2 periods. It wasn't until Marc Savard netted his 11th of the season late in the 2nd to make it a comfortable 5-3 Boston lead.

Phil Kessel extended his point streak with 2 assists. David Krejci added to his total with 3 more helpers.

But the bad news is that Patrice Bergeron was diagnosed with another concussion. No official word yet as to how long he'll be out for. But with the extended absence of Marco Sturm and Bergeron, the Bruins lose a lot of depth at forward. PJ Axelsson was on the power play unit Sunday afternoon for crying out loud.

The B's continue their road trip in New Jersey Tuesday night.

The Celtics were in Boston and won their 18th straight thanks in large part to 26 points from Rajon Rondo. Ray Allen added 18, Paul Pierce 17. KG had 12, along with 8 assists. Kendrick Perkins also had 12 points to go with his 12 rebounds.

Although the score was uncharacteristically high for a Celtics game, a win is a win is a win. And this one was far from ugly. It was simply played at a faster pace.

The C's are also in action Tuesday night as they host the 76ers.


Photo Credits:
AP Photo/Bill Boyce
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer