Haggerty: 'Bruins finish off perfect November'


Haggerty: 'Bruins finish off perfect November'

The Bruins turned their game around after a disappointing October and earned a 12-0-1 record in the month of November, taking the team from last to second in Eastern Conference standings.

"Not only did they take over the Northeast Division lead with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, their closest competitor in the division, but they just finished off a perfect month of November," said CSNNE.com's Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty.

It was the B's first month without a regulation loss since January 1969, when the team went 10-0-4.

"The 25 points they racked up in November tie the most they've ever had in any month in the history of the organization," said Haggerty.

Goaltender Tim Thomas was undefeated in November, earning a career-long win streak of nine games and posting a GAA of 1.76.

Despite Boston's achievements throughout the past month, Haggerty acknowledged that there's no guarantees for the rest of the season.

"Every time you turn around a corner, the Bruins are doing something great. The problem? November's over now."

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Wednesday, Jan. 18: Landeskog wants to stay in Colorado

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while thoroughly enjoying Nick Offerman co-hosting on the Today Show this morning.

*Gabriel Landeskog knows his name has been mentioned in trade rumors with teams like the Bruins, but he wants to stay with the Colorado Avalanche.

*The New York Rangers are facing a goalie crisis for the first time in 11 years as Henrik Lundqvist is beginning to show signs of hockey mortality.

*PHT writer James O’Brien has the New York Islanders seeking to speak with fired Florida coach Gerard Gallant about their new opening after firing Jack Capuano.

*Ondrej Pavelec has been brought back from the AHL to Winnipeg to rescue the Jets from their goaltending situation, and he wants to stay for as long as he can.

*Rene Bourque has reached the 700 game mark in his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche, and he hopes to keep it going.

*Young star Jack Eichel’s hunger for greatness could certainly lend itself to a leadership role with the Buffalo Sabres

*For something completely different: Hollywood is thinking of rebooting “White Men Can’t Jump” and this is simply the worst idea ever. I’d rather watch a movie with Woody and Snipes 25 years later than a lame reboot.



Mike Gorman: 'No thanks on Carmelo Anthony to the Celtics'

Mike Gorman: 'No thanks on Carmelo Anthony to the Celtics'

The New York Knicks arrive in Boston tonight with the accompanying "Melo-drama" of Carmelo Anthony's disintegrating relationship with team president Phil Jackson.

Anthony would have to waive his no-trade clause to leave New York and Boston has been an oft-rumored destination. 

On "The Toucher and Rich Show", the longtime voice of the Celtics, Mike Gorman, said he hopes it doesn't happen. 

"I don't get it. I don't see it," Gorman said. "He's a ball stopper. One of the things that always intrigued me about Carmelo is when he's played with Team USA or an Olympic team, often he's the best player. Then you go and see him in a regular-season game and you say, 'Oh no, no."'