Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday night.
Donte Clark scored 22 points and Trey Davis had 18, including three free throws in the final 20 seconds, and UMass knocked VCU out of the Atlantic 10 lead with a 69-63 win on Thursday night.
Marchand's scoring streak continues
Brad Marchand beat Jets netminder Connor Hellebuyck in the first period for his 11th goal in the last 11 games. Marchand also picked up an assist on the Bruins' first goal of the night. Follow live
David Walker scored 18 points and Northeastern outlasted Towson 47-44 on Thursday night.
Bergeron nets 20th goal of season
Patrice Bergeron lit the lamp just a minute and 38 seconds into tonight's game against the Jets, marking his third consecutive 20-goal season and seventh of his career. Boston leads Winnipeg 3-2 at the end of the first period. Box score
With his recent scrambling for key offensive rebounds, Marcus Smart has become the embodiment of the Celtics' doing the little things to win.
Rafael Devers No. 8 prospect in 2016
Devers established himself as Boston's top prospect with huge power, remarkable plate coverage and low strikeout rates. The Red Sox's three other prospects on Keith Law's list all rank in the top 40. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)
Minuteman's stylish finish in transition
Donte Clark went with the double-clutch dunk for UMass.
Bruins goaltender prospect Malcolm Subban has larynx surgery and will be sidelined at least two months.
When the going gets rough
There are four teams in the power leagues without a conference victory: Boston College, St. John's, Minnesota and Rutgers. What's the challenge like for those coaches as they try to finish out a season like this? Our experts break it down. Coaches Roundtable (Insider)
Boston eyeing free-agent lefty relievers
Boston has been fairly quiet since the winter meetings, but that could change soon. According to the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham, Neal Cotts and Franklin Morales have caught the Red Sox's interest. MLB rumors roundup
Pats don't have space, but don't need it
The bad news? New England has the third-highest payroll for 2016. The good news? The Patriots have very few impact free agents. Extending current contracts will be the main focus. Worst cap situations (Insider)
It should come as no surprise that Clemson led the ACC with eight players invited to the NFL combine later this month in Indianapolis.
The San Francisco Giants are the only team to open with a win total of 90 at the sportsbook at the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nevada.
Israel Gutierrez and Amin Elhassan discuss Stephen Curry's freedom for experimentation given the Warriors' dominance, the Lakers' disguised "tank job", the playoff potential of the Celtics and George Karl's ability to thrive in chaos.
Big Air fit for Fenway
Even before spring training, there is action at Fenway Park ... with Big Air snowboarding.
Boston native and Miami signee Bruce Brown continues to be a force for Vermont Academy. His coach says, "He's got that Russell Westbrook mentality."
David Ortiz is determined to begin his last season with the Boston Red Sox fit and ready to go. It's working.
Celtics center Kelly Olynyk had to leave Wednesday's win over the Clippers with a shoulder injury, but an MRI revealed only bruising.
The Eastern Conference has plenty of Stanley Cup threats, including the Caps and Lightning, but does getting deeper really mean the East has caught up to the West in terms of competitive balance?
Patriots owner Robert Kraft lamented how the team ended the regular season with two losses, which meant it had to go to Denver for the AFC title game.
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