Jean-Sebastien Giguere was brilliant in goal for the Avalanche on Thursday night keeping Colorado unbeaten on the young NHL season with a 2-0 shutout of the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.
Making his first start of the season Giguere was a commanding presence in upping the Avs' record to 4-0 stopping all 39 Boston shots.
Yet — and this speaks perhaps to a new mind-set set forth by new Avs coach Patrick Roy — Giguere was not totally satisfied with his performance.
"I wasn't perfect in any way" said Giguere whose win was the 252nd of his career and 37th shutout. "There's things that I would like to improve. But overall this is a pretty tough building to come in and win so I'm pretty happy with the result."
Ryan O'Reilly's late first-period goal stood up for Giguere who faced 29 Bruins shots in the final two periods while the Avs put 16 on Boston in that span.
O'Reilly's redirect of Andre Benoit's shot from the point on the power play gave the Avs a 1-0 lead with 40 seconds left in the...