By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
The global COVID-19 pandemic has robbed the world of live sports, but 98.5 The Sports Hub is doing its best to fill the void. One way we're doing it is re-broadcasting classic games from the local teams. Here's what is on this weekend.
Starting Saturday, April 4 at 1 p.m., the Sports Hub will replay two classic Bruins playoff games from the team's 2011 run to a Stanley Cup championship. First, from 1-3:30, we will replay Game 7 of the Bruins' opening-round series win over the Montreal Canadiens. The game is famous for Nathan Horton's game-winning goal in overtime, which sent the Bruins to the next round and gave them momentum toward the Stanley Cup Final. You won't want to miss former Sports Hub play-by-play man Dave Goucher calling the game-winner.
After that game concludes, starting at 3:30, we will replay the Bruins' 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals. Despite the minimal scoring total, the game had everything a hockey fan could ask for. Speed, physicality, drama, tension, big saves. Horton also scored the game-winning goal in this one, underlying the winger's heroics for the B's in this run. It's a game worth re-living for Bruins fans.
The Sports Hub will also replay a couple of unrelated Celtics games over the weekend. Starting Sunday, April 5 at 1 p.m., we will broadcast a game between the Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers from Feb. 5, 2017, which the C's won 107-102. The game is notable because it was the final game that 2008 NBA Finals MVP Paul Pierce played at TD Garden.
After that game, starting at 4 p.m., we will replay the Celtics' 112-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs from April 28, 2018. Al Horford and Terry Rozier scored 26 points each in the win.
Full Game Replay Schedule
Saturday, April 4:
-- 1pm-3:30pm: Bruins vs. Canadiens, Game 7, 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs
-- 3:30pm-6:30pm: Bruins vs. Lightning, Game 7, 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Sunday, April 5:
-- 1pm-4pm: Celtics vs. Clippers, Feb. 2017, Paul Pierce's final game in Boston
-- 4pm-7pm: Celtics vs. Bucks, Game 7, 2018 NBA Playoffs
It may not be the same as a fresh game where you don't know what's going to happen. But re-living classic moments should at least help ease the angst that has built over the global shutdown of live events due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Meanwhile, click here to check out 98.5 The Sports Hub's full on-air schedule from today through April 10.
Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at [email protected].