Bruins 3, Lightning 0

Bruins shut down Lightning

Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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David Pastrnak scored his 28th goal and Tuukka Rask made 23 saves to record his third shutout of the season.

Boston, MA - 3/17/2018 - (3rd period) Boston University Terriers goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) is at the center of the celebration as time ran out on Providence College as BU took a 2-0 win score to win the Hockey East championship at TD Garden. Boston University vs. Providence College in the Hockey East Championship game at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Globe Correspondent, Topic: 18BU-PC Hockey, LOID: 8.4.1303149976.

Hockey East Championship | BU 2, Providence 0

BU wins Hockey East championship

The Terriers got past Providence to claim their ninth Hockey East title.

// David Backes injured late in first period of Bruins game

Backes exited the ice with what appeared to be a laceration high to his right leg.

South Easton, MA- March 14, 2018: Ronnie Lippett poses for ap portrait at his home in South Easton, MA on March 14, 2018. The retired New England Patriots cornerback has diagnosed with dementia and has cognitive problems related to playing football but the NFL is denying him benefits under the concussion settlement. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: sports reporter: Hohler

Denied benefits, delayed payments, and the bureaucratic roadblocks of the NFL’s concussion settlement

Ronnie Lippett’s application for assistance under the NFL’s $1 billion concussion settlement has been denied, as have 179 others filed through March 13 by retired NFL players.

Minnesota Vikings new quarterback Kirk Cousins, second from left, poses with his new jersey along with, from left, head coach Mike Zimmer, general manager Rick Spielman and owner Mark Wilf after Cousins was introduced during a news conference, following signing a three-year, $84 million contract at the NFL football team's new headquarters Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


What happened in the first week of free agency, and what it means going forward

Kirk Cousins’s contract sets a new bar for Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan, who are looking for extensions.

Fort Myers, FL 2/11/2018: Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright is pictured at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Red Sox’ Steven Wright may not need DL time

Wright threw three innings of live batting practice to Red Sox minor leaguers on Saturday morning.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


The one person who could repair college basketball? Sonny Vaccaro says it’s Adam Silver

Vaccaro makes a point, that Silver is probably the lone person who can make this situation better because the NCAA has no idea what to do.

Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Backes was on the top line before exiting with injury

Backes will center Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.

Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville talks to his team during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 3-2. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


The problem with the Blackhawks? Inadequate depth at every position

Chicago’s success, its payment for such results, and the subsequent selling of pieces has caught up to the franchise.

Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Cobb pitches during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Friday, July 21, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)


Which pitchers are still available in free agency and trades?

Here is a look at the market for pitchers.

Foxborough-01/26/18 The New England Patriots practiced in the bubble at Gillette Stadium. Patrick Chung speaks to the media after practice. JohnTlumacki/The Boston Globe(sports)

Patriots, safety Patrick Chung working on contract extension, reports say

Chung was scheduled to make $2 million in 2018 with another $1 million in bonuses and incentives.

Boston, MA - 10/11/1967: Boston Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, left, stands with Red Sox player Reggie Smith after the Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series at Fenway Park in Boston on Oct. 11, 1967. The Red Sox forced a Game 7 by winning, 8-4. (Frank O'Brien/Globe Staff) --- BGPA Reference: 170322_MJ_041

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‘I wish they would leave it Yawkey Way’: Reggie Smith, Jim Lonborg weigh in on Yawkey debate

Two stars of the 1967 Red Sox are in favor of keeping the name “Yawkey Way” on the street in front of Fenway Park.


// Red Sox power up in win over Rays

Mitch Moreland blasted a solo homer in the fifth, and one inning later Sam Travis crushed a three-run homer.

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Jets have acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft from the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, March 17, 2018,, moving up three spots in a sign that they intend to get one of the top quarterbacks available. The Jets are sending the Colts their first-rounder, No. 6 overall ,along with two second-rounders this year and a second-rounder next year to complete the massive deal. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File(


Jets trade up to get third overall pick in NFL Draft

New York dealt three 2018 picks, including No. 6 overall, and a 2019 second-round pick to Indianapolis to climb up the draft board.

Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson (33), Gabby Williams (15), Kia Nurse (11), and Azurá Stevens (23) react on the sideline during the second half of a first-round game against Saint Francis (Pa.) in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in in Storrs, Conn., Saturday, March 17, 2018. UConn won 140-52. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)


UConn makes point — an astounding 140 of them

Next up: Quinnipiac gets the undefeated Huskies on Monday in Storrs

Chestnut Hill MA 02/13/18 Boston College Eagles Daryl Watts celebrates her goal against Boston University Terriers during third period action of the Beanpot Championship game at the Conte Forum. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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BC’s Daryl Watts becomes first freshman to win Patty Kazmaier Award

The 18-year-old Toronto native led the nation in scoring with 82 points.

Joe Sullivan | College basketball

// A preview of Sunday’s NCAA Tournament games

The teams winning the day’s first and last games wil be coming to TD Garden next weekend

NCAA tournament

// Toppled Virginia left searching for answers

It was a jarring turn of events specifically because it hadn’t happened before: No. 1 seeds were 135-0 against No. 16 seeds.

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2013, file photo, NFL football players Jason McCourty, left, Devin McCourty pose at the VIP Reception hosted by the NFLPA in New Orleans. The McCourty twins are back together. The Cleveland Browns traded cornerback Jason McCourty to the New England Patriots, reuniting him with his brother, Devin, on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The Browns also sent a seventh-round pick to the Patriots to get a sixth-rounder in return. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision for NFLPA/AP Images, via AP, File)

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For the McCourtys, this reunion is a dream come true

The opportunity for twins Devin and Jason to play together as Patriots has them overjoyed.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: Adrian Clayborn #99 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after sacking Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 7, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Patriots notebook

Patriots reach agreement with DE Adrian Clayborn and RB Jeremy Hill

The Patriots also agreed to a deal with offensive tackle Matt Tobin.

Pope John's Corey Olivier goes up for a layup against Maynard, in MIAA finals at Springfield College's Blake Arena. Saturday, March 17, 2018. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.

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2018 MIAA basketball and hockey state finals schedule and scores

Here are the scores from the weekend as they roll in and the schedule of championship games.

Springfield- 03/17/18- Basketball State finals MIAA 2018- Boys Div 1- Mansfield vs Franklin. Mansfield's Ryan Otto grabs a rebound over Franklins Christopher Edgehill in the 1st qtr. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe staff (sports)

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Mansfield boys topple Franklin for first D1 championship

The Hornets prevailed in an all-Hockomock League final for their 20th straight win.

Springfield- 03/17/18- Basketball State finals MIAA 2018- girls Div 1- Braintree vs Springfield Central-Braintree players run on the court to celebrate at the end of the game after beating Springfield Central. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe staff (sports)

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Redemption is sweet for Braintree girls in D1 title victory

Junior Adriana Timberlake (19 points) led the Wamps to their third state title in five years under coach Kristen McDonnell.

Archbishop Williams Asiah Dingle snags the steal against Hampshire Regional's Caroline O'Connor, in MIAA Division 3 finals at Springfield College's Blake Arena. Saturday, March 17, 2018. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe.


Archbishop Williams girls rule D3 court again

Asiah Dingle (20 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds) is dominant as the Bishops repeat as state champions.

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It’s about time sports cartoonist Gene Mack received his due

Mack graced the pages of this newspaper from the late ’20s until his death in 1953.


// Former Celtic Glen Davis facing drug charges

Police say Davis was arrested in a Maryland hotel last month.


// Henrik Stenson has one-stroke lead at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Bryson DeChambeau is in second, followed by Rory McIlroy, who fired a 67 to close within two shots of the lead.

hockey east notebook

// Hockey East expects to remain 11-team league

Every team in the very competitive conference makes the postseason tournament.

10/11/15: Arlington, TX: Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) celebrates with teammate Danny Amendola (rear) after he scored a third quarter touchdown after catching a pass from Tom Brady (not pictured). The Dallas Cowboys hosted the New England Patriots in a regular season NFL football game at AT&T Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots-Cowboys

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Patriots lose players but won’t lose ground in the AFC East

Here are some thoughts on NFL free agency, the Red Sox infield, and other timely sports topics . . .

// A preview of Saturday’s NCAA Tournament games

Rhode Island will have its hands full with second-seeded Duke in the Midwest Region.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 16: The UMBC Retrievers bench reacts to their 74-54 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Joe Sullivan | College basketball

UMBC’s achievement remarkable in many ways

The Retrievers are not a particularly good shooting team. Heck, they aren’t even the best team in the America East. That would be Vermont.

Chad Finn

// Malcolm Butler’s time in New England should have ended better

The player who provided one of the greatest clutch plays ever would have made a difference in Super Bowl LII, too.


// Greg Monroe is doing what he does best

A classic post player, Monroe chose the Celtics as the best place to showcase his talents and achieve postseason success.

Dion Lewis played three seasons for the Patriots before signing with Tennessee as a free agent this week.

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Emotional Dion Lewis says he finally feels wanted

The former Patriot and new Titan said he is highly motivated to prove people wrong for doubting him.

NFL Free Agency Tracker

// Johnson Bademosi the latest Patriots player to sign elsewhere

The cornerback and special teams player agreed to a two-year deal with the Houston Texans.

Red Sox Notebook

// Agent search gave Andrew Benintendi a glimpse of his future

A side benefit of finding new representation for the Red Sox outfielder was learning about his earning potential.