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Boston: Bruins with double overtime win over Capitals

Hockey

May 20, 2021
Source: John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Source: John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

🏒Bruins: More hockey, more stress life. Craig Smith was the hero in yet another overtime (OT) battle between the Bruins and the Washington Capitals last night, finding the back of the net to lift the B’s to a 3–2 double OT win and a 2-1 series lead as they head into Game 4 tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. ET.

  • Watch for Monday’s OT (yes, we’re tired too) hero Brad Marchand and Taylor Hall — who netted this jaw-dropping goal yesterday — to step up big again tomorrow. Bruins in five, baby!

🏀Celtics: Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but Jayson Tatum is clutch. The 23-year-old notched his third 50-point game in the last six weeks, lifting the C’s to a 118–100 play-in win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. With the win, Boston secured the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed and their seventh consecutive playoff appearance. HYFR.

  • We’ll have more on the C’s first round matchup with the No. 2 Brooklyn Nets in Saturday’s NBA playoff pop-up, but for now just know it’s going to be spicy

⚾️Red Sox: The Sox were embarrassed in Tuesday’s 8–0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays and they took that personally, scoring five runs in the first inning alone en route to a 7–3 payback win over the Blue Jays last night. 

  • Tonight’s 7:37 p.m. ET game will decide the series before the Sox head to Philadelphia for a three-game weekend series with the Phillies. Let’s hope it’s always sunny for the Sox.