The GIST: Boston swore in its first woman and first Black mayor yesterday, Patriots offensive tackle (OT) Justin Herron is a literal hero and the Bruins are back? Happy almost weekend indeed, Beantown.
🏈Patriots: Yesterday, the Tempe, Arizona police department honored Pats OT Justin Herron as a hero after he helped stop an attempted sexual assault over the weekend. Herron and another bystander intervened after a man attacked a 71-year-old woman in a park.
- “All I could do was just rush myself over there to make sure I could help the victim and make sure I could comfort her and be the best person I can be,” . Patriot proud.
🏒Hockey: After two games were postponed due to COVID-19 protocols, the Bruins will return to the ice tonight, taking on the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. ET. Ironically, it’ll also be the Commonwealth’s first game with fans since March 2020, as the Garden is set to host a 12 percent capacity crowd, about 2,100 fans. , wear a mask.
- And there’s even more hockey action in the Hub. Not only will No. 1 seed B.C. and No. 3 BU compete in the first round of the on Saturday, the also resume their hunt for the Isobel Cup tomorrow.
- Right before the playoffs were suspended in early February, the Pride had scored 13 (!!!) goals in two games to earn a spot in the semis. Here’s to picking up right where they left off.