ISLANDERS 4, BRUINS 0

Bruins fall flat against the Islanders

Boston, MA 1-16-17: The Bruins Joe Morrow (left) got the short end of this first period collision with the Islanders Stephen Gionta (right). The Boston Bruins hosted the New York Islanders in a regular season NHL hockey game at the TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) reporter: dupont topic: Bruins-Islanders

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Tuukka Rask was pulled after two periods and the last-place Islanders humbled the Bruins at TD Garden.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_josh3_spts.jpg Josh McDaniels to stay with Patriots next season

The offensive coordinator has removed his name from consideration for the 49ers’ head coaching job.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy_20131006.jpg Dreaming of a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl

With the Giants, Seahawks, and Cowboys out of the playoffs, we can still look forward to a Tom Brady-Aaron Rodgers showdown.

illustration by Tim O’Brien

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The debate is over. Bill Belichick is the greatest NFL coach ever.

His sustained success isn’t just supposed to be unlikely in modern football. It’s supposed to be impossible.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/b3053b24b3d54c5db7b50d8ec04cac52-3d7ad33f3c344ba3bec4e70ef8993fb9-0.jpg If Roger Goodell comes to Foxborough, Tom Brady is OK with it

The Patriots quarterback also took the high road when asked about being the target of an Earl Thomas barb.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/631781044.jpg Five things to know about the Steelers

A closer look at the team the Patriots will face in the AFC Championship on Sunday.

KANSAS CITY, MP - JANUARY 15: Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after a catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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Antonio Brown shows the world what Mike Tomlin thinks of Patriots

The Steelers receiver recorded a Facebook Live video in the locker room Sunday and caught his coach’s postgame speech.

Notre Dame forward V.J. Beachem (3) and guard Steve Vasturia (32) congratulate each other during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Coral Gables, Fla. Notre Dame defeated Miami 67-62. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Joe Sullivan | College Basketball

Notre Dame’s show has been pretty good on the road

Despite not scheduling any nonconference road games, the Irish are suddenly a solid visitor.

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CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Isaiah Thomas says he didn’t talk trash about Dennis Schroder’s mom

“That’s a 100 percent lie, and he knows that,” Thomas said Sunday. “I always say, ‘Keep it hoop.’ ”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin011517Texans-PatriotsAFCDivPlayoff_Spt7.jpg Patriots, Falcons early picks to make it to Super Bowl

Las Vegas oddsmakers made New England a 5.5-point choice over Pittsburgh while the Falcons are favored by 4 over Green Bay.

ALEX SPEIER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Grossfeld13.jpg Julian Edelman is The Target

The receiver has seven straight playoff games in which he’s caught at least seven passes, an NFL record.

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