MONTREAL (AP) - Montreal jumped a point ahead of the Bruins for first place in the Atlantic Division with a 2-1 win last night. Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec scored for the Canadiens, who are unbeaten in their last night games. Gregory Campbell scored for Boston, which is 6-2-1 over the same span.
MONTREAL (AP) - Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk was taken from the ice on a stretcher after a hit from behind by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty last night. The game was delayed several minutes as Boychuk was attended to by medical and training staff. He stayed on his knees before being wheeled off the ice. Boychuk's head struck the top of the boards when he was hit after chasing the puck into the Canadiens end.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Game-used memorabilia from the Red Sox's World Series victory is now on display in Cooperstown. Bats, gloves and jerseys are among the items now included in the "Autumn Glory" section of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Items including Series MVP David Ortiz's bat will be on display through the end of the 2014 postseason.
BOSTON (AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Boston Red Sox and reliever Edward Mujica have agreed on a two-year contract. The 29-year-old Mujica gives the Red Sox some protection if closer Koji Uehara, who turns 39 in April, cannot repeat his 2013 performance next season. Mujica was 2-1 with 37 saves and a 2.78 ERA for the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals last season, but did not appear in the World Series against the Red Sox.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Bria Hartley scored 20 of her 25 points before halftime and top-ranked and undefeated Connecticut routed UC Davis 97-37 last night. Breanna Stewart had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Huskies. It was the Huskies' final tuneup before a showdown later this month with No. 2 Duke.
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Kadeem Batts's free throw with 22.1 seconds left lifted Providence to a 50-49 victory over intra-state rival Rhode Island last night. After Batts hit only 1 of 2 free throws, the Rams set up for a last shot, but freshman E.C. Matthews shot an air ball on a fade-away jumper as time expired. The heated affair boiled over late in the game when Providence coach Ed Cooley and counterpart Dan Hurley received technical fouls for a shouting match. But the coaches met at midcourt and shook hands after a timeout.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -One-time NFL longshot James Develin won't forget his first professional touchdown. The Ivy League defensive end-turned-fullback bounced off several would-be tacklers for a 1-yard scoring run in last Sunday's 34-31 win over the Houston Texans. Develin mostly plays special teams but has been a solid blocker on offense so far this season.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard had his probation extended to three years after he admitted drinking alcohol and driving last summer. A Nebraska judge could have revoked Dennard's probation and sent him to jail, but ordered him to serve 60 days in starting March 1. The former Nebraska player had initially gotten a 30-day sentence and two years' probation for assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest outside a Lincoln bar in 2012.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have re-signed wide receiver Austin Collie. Collie played four games this season before being released after hurting his knee in a 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 3. Two of his three catches on the season came on the game-winning drive in a 30-27 win over the New Orleans Saints.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A cousin of Aaron Hernandez who faces charges in connection with the former New England Patriot's murder case has had her bail restrictions eased. A judge said Tanya Singleton may stay in Franklin, Mass., if she posts $15,000 cash bail. Singleton's attorney asked that she be allowed to live at her Bristol, Conn. home and meet with probation officers twice a week. Singleton has pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt and conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Darrell Bowie scored half his 12 points in the final four minutes as Northern Illinois held on to defeat Dartmouth 64-57 last night. Down 35-24 at half, Dartmouth tied the game on a 24-13 run. Gabas Maldunas lead Dartmouth, shooting 8 of 14 from the field for a game-high 18 points. He also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Denver at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL:
Maine vs. UConn at Hartford, Conn., 7 p.m.
Fairfield at Quinnipiac, 8:30 p.m.
COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY:
Air Force at Holy Cross, 7:05 p.m.
Sacred Heart at Mercyhurst, 7:05 p.m.
American International at RIT, 7:05 p.m.
Niagara at Connecticut, 7:05 p.m.
Harvard at Brown, 7 p.m.
St. Lawrence at Clarkson, 7 p.m.
Quinnipiac at Rensselaer, 7 p.m.
Dartmouth at Yale, 7 p.m.
New Hampshire at Boston College, 7 p.m.
Boston University at Merrimack, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts at Notre Dame, 8:05 p.m.
Providence at Northeastern, 7 p.m.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:
Marist at Quinnipiac, 6 p.m.
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