Ron and Don: Bruins’ Brad Marchand doesn’t get credit he deserves

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand is regarded as one of the peskiest players in the NHL, but he’s undoubtedly also one of the most skilled talents in the league. Don Cherry thinks a key contributing factor to the success Marchand has on the ice is the fact the winger uses a long hockey stick. “He does not get the credit he deserves,” Cherry said Saturday night during the Coach’s Corner segment on Hockey Night in Canada. The 29-year-old scored in overtime against the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday and prior to beating Jimmy Howard with a backhand deke he needed to extend himself to corral a pass from Torey Krug. [brightcove… Read More

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New Mexico Bowl: Colorado State Rams fall short of comeback victory against Marshall

ALBUQUERQUE — Colorado State quarterback Nick Stevens believed it would be different this time around. No bowl choke for these Rams. Lessons learned from three previous postseason defeats would settle with a senior-laden roster. Put simply, it wouldn’t happen again. “We have a different mind-set this year,” Stevens said on the eve of Saturday’s New Mexico Bowl matchup with Marshall. “I think some of the past bowl games we’ve come and it’s kind of been like, ‘Oh, we’re going to have a good time here.’ Almost like on vacation a little bit. I think the mind-set this year is that we’re locked in and ready to win a game. It’s… Read More

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Game balls: The New Mexico Bowl’s top-three individual performances

WR Brady Tyre, Marshall: CSU’s defensive backfield had no answers for the Thundering Herd’s top weapon on the outside. Tyre caught six passes for 165 yards, for a 27.5-yards-per-catch average, plus a touchdown. RB Keion Davis, Marshall: For the first time since 2014, Marshall featured two 100-yard rushers in the same game. Davis torched CSU’s defense for 141 yards and a touchdown on just 18 carries. WR Olabisi Johnson, CSU: In the absence of a dominant performance from receiver Michael Gallup, Johnson stepped up with six catches for 119 yards. Related Articles PHOTOS: Colorado State Rams vs. Marshall Thundering Herd in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Colorado State Rams football… Read More

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Colorado State Rams fans saturate New Mexico Bowl attendance, but overall numbers down

ALBURQUERQUE — Marshall was the designated visiting team Saturday in the New Mexico Bowl against Colorado State and the fan demographics at Dreamstyle Stadium suggested the Rams felt right at home. The official attendance was listed as 26,087 and CSU’s darker shade of green overwhelmed the Thundering Herd’s neon hue in the parking lot tailgates and on the bleachers, to little surprise of bowl organizers. The driving time from Denver to Albuquerque averaged about 6 hours. The drive from Marshall’s campus in Huntington, W. Va.? A more than 20-hour trek. However, neither team fared very well in selling school-provided seats. CSU distributed 1,556 tickets, including 295 player guests and 97… Read More

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Zuccarello scores PP goal in OT as Rangers beat Bruins

BOSTON — Mats Zuccarello scored a power-play goal 1:56 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Michael Grabner and J.T. Miller also scored for the Rangers, who won for the ninth time in 13 games (9-3-1) overall and beat the Bruins for the seventh straight time. Henrik Lundqvist, playing back-to-back days, made 33 saves. Brad Marchand and Danton Heinen scored for Boston, which lost its second straight after winning nine of 11. Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots. Skating 4-on-3 in the overtime after Boston was whistled for too many men on the ice, Zuccarello beat Rask with a rising… Read More

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