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W-W-W dots the night

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  May 4, 2010 08:02 AM

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No, it doesn't get much better than a triple W. The Bruins beat the Flyers, 3-2, thanks to Brian Boucher turning back into Brian Boucher, the Celtics inexplicably got help from Rasheed Wallace to even up their series with the Cavaliers, and the Red Sox routed the Angels at Fenway Park, giving up eight runs in the process.

Good night to be a sports fan. Just a few tidbits on the evening:

 - While I agree with the sentiment that either of these games could have gone Philadelphia's way, such nit-picking is of little use now. In other words, I'm not spoiling this ride by pinpointing why it should or shouldn't end.

 - As for the Celtics, they did what they had to do, earning a split in Cleveland, even if there were some tense minutes toward the end. Should be interesting to see if they can take a series lead in Game 3 on Wednesday. No...Thursday. Wait...Friday? Momentum in the NBA playoffs is just something to behold.

- Somebody want to help Mike Richards with his math? More like eight. Via Joe Haggerty comes this gem: "'You were out for six weeks?' yelled Richards toward the penalty box, referring to Savard's career-threatening concussion. 'We'll put you out for another six weeks.'"

I smell a rough one coming up on Wednesday.

 - Look, I know they don't call traveling like they used to, but...please.


- Looks like bite-gate (tooth tale?) may have some legs. According to Philly.com, the NHL will investigate. Good luck. There was more concrete evidence in the Surgeon's Photograph.

- David Stern wants LeBron James back in Cleveland? Yeah, right. And Major League Baseball thought Alex Rodriguez was a great fit in Texas.

- Get well, Dave Roberts.

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Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children. Comments and suggestions for the best Buffalo wing spots are encouraged.

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