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Ted Nesi’s Saturday Morning Post: Dec. 20


Ted’s roundup tackles Raimondo’s jobs crunch, Chafee giving himself an “A” grade, the mixed jobs numbers for RI, why Elorza is keeping Pare and Clements, some Christmas fun and much more.

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) stops a shot from Boston Bruins' Chris Kelly (23) as Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Mathieu Perreault broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 victory over the Bruins on Friday night.

FILE - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox Will Middlebrooks hits an RBI double in the seventh inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla. Two people with knowledge of the deal say the San Diego Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the trade hasn't been announced. The deal is pending medical approvals. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Sox trade Middlebrooks to SD for Hanigan

In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, left, head coach Bill Belichick, center, and quarterback Tom Brady confer on the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

O-line comes together for Patriots

The New England offensive line, maligned through the early weeks of the season, has rebounded to do a terrific job protecting the team’s 37-year-old prime asset.

In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ainge: ‘Free agency led to Rondo deal’

The Celtics traded Rondo, 28, and rookie forward Dwight Powell on Thursday night for point guard Jameer Nelson, center Brandan Wright, forward Jae Crowder, two draft picks and a $12.9 million trade exception. The three new Celtics were in town Friday night but not active against the Timberwolves.

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, a Food and Drug Administration Agent stands at the doorway of New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., as investigators work inside. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Home confinement ordered for ex-pharmacy officials

A federal judge on Friday ordered home confinement and GPS monitoring for two former officials with a now-defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 others across the country.