November 19, 2012

Opening Faceoff: Monday, Nov. 19

By Jesse Connolly

Chris Osgood played for the Bruins? Wait, is that Dominik Hasek? No, you knuckleheads. It's Reggie Lemelin, who helped Boston beat the Habs in the playoffs for the first time in forever back in 1988. (Getty Images)

Good reads

  • Check out the latest Boston Bruins Prospect Report, featuring the fine work of NEHJ’s Kirk Luedeke.

  • Good stuff from The Score’s Justin Bourne: A Corsi-centric discussion on advanced stats.

  • Scott Burnside profiles Curtis McElhinney, a journeyman in the NHL who’s been the most dominant goaltender in the AHL this season for the Springfield Falcons.

  • Oh, hey, the NHL and NHLPA will be talking again later today for the first time since Nov. 11.

Quick hits

  • UMass-Lowell came into Sunday’s game against UMass with some serious scoring woes to fix, having tallied just 13 times in their first eight games. The River Hawks exploded to the tune of eight tallies, thumping the Minutemen, 8-2.

  • With a 6-2 win over St. Lawrence, Quinnipiac improved their conference record to 4-0-0 in ECAC Hockey. Jeremy Langlois had two goals for the Bobcats, who went 3-for-6 on the man advantage in the victory.

History lesson

  • On this day 58 years ago, former Bruins goaltender Reggie Lemelin was born in Quebec. Lemelin spent the final six seasons of his career in Boston (1987-93). He and Andy Moog won the Jennings Trophy for the 1989-90 season, allowing the fewest goals in the NHL.

Today on NEHJ

  • I’ll recap how the region's seven farm teams fared over the past week in the latest AHL Journal.

Entirely off-topic

  • I’ve long been loyal to Playstation, but the Xbox 720 sounds like it’s going to have a ton of innovative features.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.