banner

NHL

more stats

2
Final 123Score
Colorado1012
Boston0000
Preview | Matchup | Log | Wrap | Box
0


NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Boston



(Thursday, October 10th)

Final Score: Colorado 2, Boston 0

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped all 39 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season and Ryan O'Reilly scored late in the first period, as the Colorado Avalanche shut down the Boston Bruins, 2-0, in an interconference battle of unbeaten clubs from TD Garden.

Matt Duchene added a late insurance tally and one assist for the Avalanche, who earned their first 4-0-0 start since the lockout-shortened 1995 season as the Quebec Nordiques.

"It's another solid team effort," Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy said about his club which has surrendered just three goals. "Everybody was sharp. It's good for our confidence. I've been asking the guys to work really hard, and I've been asking some details of the game that I think are important."

Tuukka Rask made 28 stops for the Bruins, who opened the year with home wins over Tampa Bay and Detroit.

Boston came up empty during a lengthy 4-on-3 advantage after the midway point of the third period, with Giguere dancing across his crease to make several quick saves.

Duchene hit both posts on rapid-fire chances in close with 2 1/2 minutes remaining but remained resolute in the final moments.

Rask was called to the bench with just under a minute remaining and Duchene outraced a Bruins defender to flip the puck into an empty net with 25.7 seconds to go.

"I don't think you have to overreact after a game like this," said Bruins head coach Claude Julien. "I don't think our guys gave a poor effort but we know we can be better."

A crisply played first period which saw Rask and Giguere go save-for-save ended with Colorado taking a 1-0 lead to intermission.

O'Reilly appeared to deflect an Andre Benoit point shot out of midair from between the circles with 39.3 seconds to play. The score occurred 26 seconds into a power play as Boston's David Krejci was sent off for hooking.

The pace continued in the scoreless middle period, with Rask turning away six shots and Giguere equal to 15 chances. The Boston netminder's finest save came when he did the splits to deny top-overall pick Nathan McKinnon on a redirect from the right wing.

Game Notes

Giguere recorded his 37th career shutout and first regulation whitewash since a 3-0 win over Dallas on Nov. 18, 2011 ... Colorado's Semyon Varlamov posted a 1-0 shutout win in Boston in the clubs' last meeting, Oct. 10, 2011 ... Roy's last game in Boston was as a starter for Colorado, a 28-save, 3-2 win over the Bruins on Feb. 4, 2003 ... The Avs remained unbeaten in their last eight trips to the Hub (7 wins, 1 tie) since dropping a 4-1 decision on Mar. 30, 1998 ... Boston fell to 7-14-1 with one tie against the Avalanche since their 1995 relocation from Quebec City.

10/11 00:27:46 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

What's next for the Hurricanes?
What's next for the Hurricanes?

Erin Summers and Mike Maniscalco talk about what worked this season and what needs to come next for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Related Stories
  • FA Cup Soccer: Reading vs. Arsenal

    Today at 12:00 pm on FOX50

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Ford City 500 at Bristol

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • PGA: RBC Heritage

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NBA: New Orleans at Golden State

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Oakland at Kansas City

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NASL: RailHawks vs. Atlanta

    Tonight at 7:30 on 99.9 HD3 The Ticket

  • MLB: Cincinnati at St. Louis

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
1:05pm Today
WAS
PHI
1:07pm Today
TOR
ATL
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
2:10pm Today
MIN
CLE
2:15pm Today
STL
CIN
2:20pm Today
CHC
SDP
4:05pm Today
BOS
BAL
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
7:10pm Tonight
HOU
ANA
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
MIA
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
7:10pm Tonight
KAN
OAK
9:05pm Tonight
SFG
ARI
9:10pm Tonight
LOS
COL
9:10pm Tonight
SEA
TEX
12:30pm Today
TOR
WAS
3:30pm Today
GSW
NOP
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
MIL
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
DAL
3:00pm Today
TAM
DET
3:00pm Today
STL
MIN
8:00pm Tonight
NYR
PIT
10:30pm Tonight
ANA
WIN
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR