Time was when Trenton would take Portland by storm, but these Sea Dogs can bark and bite.
The injury-plagued righthander shows no signs of the elbow and biceps problems that have long sidelined him.
Although they squander a second-half lead, Jason Terry and Co. win in OT to at least avoid a first-round blowout.
No NBA team has ever overcome such a playoff deficit, and Boston is unlikely to be the first.
Undefeated Cheverus scores two in the seventh to tie, then wins it with a single in the eighth.
Matt Reis of the New England Revolution may have made his greatest save at the Marathon.
Anthony Ranaudo, who got healthier and stronger in the offseason, is sharp again in a Sea Dogs win.
Portland wastes a pair of two-goal leads and drops its playoff opener against Syracuse, 4-3.
After losing to the Capitals, Boston must beat Ottawa to take its division Sunday night.
David Ortiz continues his hot start as Boston beats Houston for its 14th win in the last 19 games.