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Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2 yesterday. Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series between the top-seeded Bruins and eighth-seeded Red Wings is set for Detroit tomorrow night.

BOSTON (AP) - Three Bruins' regulars missed their second consecutive game yesterday. Forward Chris Kelly was out with a back problem, left wing Daniel Paille with a head injury and defenseman Matt Bartkowski with the flu.

NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL has fined Boston forward Milan Lucic $5,000 for spearing Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser during their opening playoff game. Lucic was fined for spearing DeKeyser in the second period of the Red Wings' 1-0 victory on Friday night. No penalty was called on the play. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 last night. Dustin Pedroia scored from third base on left fielder David Lough's throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning. Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who overcame a 5-0 deficit and improved to 4-5 in Fenway Park.

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have held an emotional 20-minute pregame ceremony honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The team also remembered law enforcement officials, medical personnel, runners and race volunteers before last night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston's streets for the annual Marathon today. More than 3,500 police officers will be out along the 26.2-mile course. At least 100 strategically positioned video cameras will monitor the crowds. Spectators are asked to carry their belongings in clear plastic bags instead of backpacks.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

MLB:

Baltimore (W.Chen 2-1) at Boston (Buchholz 0-1), 11:05 a.m.

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