Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3: Talking Points


Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3: Talking Points

By JoeHaggerty

Ive loved to torment him over the years, so full props to Phil Kessel for finally figuring out a way to do some damage against his former team. It took Kessel 10 games to score a goal against Boston, but he made up for it by potting two goals including a game-tying score in the third period. Toronto coach Ron Wilson said after the game that Kessel switched from white to black tape on his stick blade, and credited that with making a difference in his offensive outburst. Kessel had four shots on net and was buzzing around the Garden ice for the first time since he donned Black and Gold.

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.