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Haggerty: 'Bruins finish off perfect November'

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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."

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Jayson Tatum vs. Markelle Fultz debate

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Jayson Tatum vs. Markelle Fultz debate

0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their reactions on the Celtics getting their first win of the season and a comparison between Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving in the 4th quarter.

7:17 - Phil Perry joins BST to break down the tale of the tape between the Falcons and the Patriots as he breaks down the quarterbacks, offense, defense, coaching, and intangibles between the two teams.

11:57 - Our crew on BST discuss number 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and number 3 overall pick Jayson Tatum going up against each other and debate who seems like the better pick so far. 

16:35 - In this segment of Irrelevant Questions, Tom Curran interviews Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett as he asks him a bunch of random questions. 

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ALCS: Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7

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ALCS: Verlander, Astros beat Yankees 7-1 to force Game 7

HOUSTON -  Justin Verlander remained perfect with Houston, pitching seven shutout innings when the team needed him most, and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs as the Astros extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7 with a 7-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Acquired in an Aug. 31 trade, Verlander has won all nine outings with the Astros. And with his new club facing elimination in Game 6 against the Yankees, he delivered again.

After striking out 13 in a complete-game victory in Game 2, Verlander threw another gem. The right-hander scattered five hits and struck out eight to improve to 9-0 with 67 strikeouts since being traded from Detroit. George Springer helped him out of a jam in the seventh, leaping to make a catch at the center-field wall and rob Todd Frazier of extra bases with two on and Houston up 3-0.

Game 7 is Saturday night in Houston, with the winner advancing to the World Series against the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

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