Bruins 6, Sharks 5 (OT)

Bruins escape Sharks in OT despite Joe Thornton hat trick

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and Charlie McAvoy, left, defend against San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) and Timo Meier, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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The Bruins, who had a 3-0 first-period lead, play again Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Peter Abraham

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After what the Red Sox call their “company meeting,” the team was back on the field and raring to go.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

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Principal owner John Henry called Sale “a special player.’’

RED SOX SPRING TRAINING REPORT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin021819Day7RedSoxSpringTraining_Spt35.jpg Monday’s spring training report: Dustin Pedroia the player of the day

Pedroia faced live pitching for the first time since May and dropped a single into right field.

ADAM HIMMELSBACH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/01/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/daviskyrie3spts.jpg Individual evaluations of all 14 Celtics at the All-Star break

The Celtics entered the break with a 37-21 record, and with all of their goals still within reach.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-26890.jpg For Red Sox owners, spring training news conference is a victory lap

On the heels of another championship, there was no contentiousness in the annual media meeting.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/clock24-26928.jpg The clock is ticking for pitchers, and there are concerns

Players say they will adjust to the clock in spring games but they don’t sound wild about the idea.

Bruins notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Karson%20Kuhlman-8eb75c5d8ac84d9bbe7fdb3e279ab2e5-0.jpg In Game No. 2, Karson Kuhlman rides with Bruins’ No. 2 line

Peter Cehlarik suffered a lower-body injury and was in street clothes for the Bruins’ date Monday night with the Sharks.

TARA SULLIVAN

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tara_Sullivan-26893.tif He’s in Providence, but Ryan Donato insists, ‘I know I’m an NHL player’

Assigned to the AHL in late January, Donato is working to get back to where he feels he belongs.

Fort Myers, Fl- Feb 18, 2019-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff--Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park. Postcard from Spring Training: Mookie Betts is in love. His three month old daughter (cq) Kynlee reported to camp in the late morning, while Betts was taking batting practice. He immediately rushed over and gave her a kiss. “I was a little nervous about her coming here,” he said. “But not too nervous.” The sleep deprived MVP says he is dutifully dealing with “stinky diapers” and has a greater appreciation for his mom and his girlfriend Brianna Hammonds.

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STAN GROSSFELD | postcard from Spring training

Mookie Betts is in love

Betts’s 3-month-old daughter arrived at spring training, and our photographer captured the moment.

Fort Myers , FL - 2/14/2019 - (Day 3) Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7). Boston Red Sox pitchers and catchers workout at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 15Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.416616047.

ALEX SPEIER

Why Christian Vazquez is the least likely Red Sox catcher to be traded

He struggled through parts of last season, but his postseason performance was impressive.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL NOTEbook

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Tay lor Carlson’s love for basketball, always fierce, only grew stronger when tragedy struck early in his high school career.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin021819Day7RedSoxSpringTraining_Spt2-26907.jpg Here’s what John Henry and Tom Werner had to say about the state of the Red Sox

Henry, who also owns the Globe, and Werner touched on the future of the roster, free agency, Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel, and more.

Los Angeles, CA - 10/28/2018 - J.D. Martinez returns to the dugout after hitting a home run in the sixth inning.The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe staff)

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Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez not sweating opt-out

The 31-year-old is focused on maintaining his place as a middle-of-the-order force.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

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The Celtics star said he puts more emphasis on what he can do off the court than on his pending free agency.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-26896.jpg How have defending World Series-winning Red Sox teams done in the past?

It’s been 100 years since the Sox managed to appear in back-to-back World Series.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | BRAINTREE 73, CATHEDRAL 68 (OT)

Braintree finds a star in the lineup

Braintree’s Lily Adams scored 21 points in a 73-68 overtime victory over Cathedral in the Division 1 final of the Comcast Classic at Woburn High School Monday.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

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Stevens joined Alex Cora, Dave Dombrowski, and Tony La Russa on the back fields of Fenway South.

MATT PORTER

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He is 11-0-2 since Dec. 29, with a 1.93 GAA and .933 save percentage.

ALEX SPEIER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_devers3_spts-17294.jpg The timing could be right for Rafael Devers to have a breakout season

Many current young Red Sox players have fared much better in their second full MLB seasons than their first.

Boston College head coach Jim Christian reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

BC has been inconsistent, but Jim Christian says he isn’t worried about his job

Injuries have certainly played a part, but the Eagles are only 13-11 this year and 61-94 overall under him.

SPORTS LOG

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/AP_679906122143.jpg Giants manager Bruce Bochy plans to retire after 2019 season

The San Francisco boss, an MLB skipper every year since 1995, has three World Series rings and a likely date with the Hall of Fame.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

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GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Anthony Davis restokes flames on Celtics conjecture

Speaking at the All-Star Game, the center said his next home isn’t about big markets, but best fit — even if it’s Boston.

TARA SULLIVAN

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tara_Sullivan%20(5)-26894.tif Rob Gronkowski’s tough decision about whether to retire? Mark Bavaro gets it

Bavaro, too, paid a high physical price, before retiring at age 31 in 1995.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 17: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics and Team LeBron drives the ball against Team Giannis in the first quarter during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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NBA ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK

Kyrie Irving plays in All-Star Game, declares himself fit

The Celtics’ star guard said his ailing right knee felt good after his 25-minute stint.

DAYTONA NOTEBOOK

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Edelman says he grew his ridiculous beard by taking to heart the advice of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who told him to put everything away until football season is over.

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Mark Geragos, Kaepernick’s attorney, predicted the Patriots could be one of the teams interested in signing Kaepernick.

AUTO RACING

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1125522148.jpg Denny Hamlin takes emotional Daytona 500 victory

Hamlin came to Daytona determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered in storybook fashion.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/901008050.jpg LeBron James opened up about the apologetic phone call he received from Kyrie Irving

James applauded Irving for picking up the phone.

White House visits have become controversial since President Trump took office.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Could a White House visit divide the Red Sox? Team brass says no

The team is scheduled to visit May 9 after a series in Baltimore.

Bruins notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bb3708b1300047edab8660e7d1ca36b8-bb3708b1300047edab8660e7d1ca36b8-0.jpg Los Angeles Kings star Zdeno Chara? Yes, it almost happened

The defenseman is in his 13th season as Bruins captain, second only to Ray Bourque (15) in tenure.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.