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Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 39 saves in his 37th NHL shutout, and the Colorado Avalanche stayed perfect with a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
The Avalanche are 4-0 under new coach Patrick Roy, their best mark since the franchise relocated from Quebec to Colorado for the 1995-96 season.
Giguere, making his first start of the season, made several sparkling saves. His best came midway through the second period when he stoned Patrice Bergeron on a 2-on-1 rush.
Ryan O'Reilly gave the Avalanche the lead in the final minute of the first period and Matt Duchene sealed the win with an empty-net goal in the closing seconds.
Andre Benoit and Duchene assisted on O'Reilly's goal.
Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for Boston and has allowed only three goals in three games. Boston was blanked for the first time in 72 games.
The Colorado goalie tandem of Giguere and Semyon Varlamov has allowed three goals in the club's four wins.
O'Reilly put Colorado ah...
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Last night the Boston Bruins had more shots on goal, hits, takeaways and more offensive zone time than their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche. Unfortunately, they also had more penalty minutes and one more goal allowed in a 1-0 loss against the undefeated Avs. Although new coach Patrick Roy has brought a new level of intensity to the Avalanche team, the loss had more to do with...
Patrick Roy has brought intensity and structure with him behind the bench. Getty Images
When Patrick Roy was named coach of the Avalanche, how he would do was uncertain. Would the greatest goaltender of all time (sorry Marty) be a good coach? Shouldn’t the Avs look for someone more seasoned after the fiasco with Joe Sacco?
The more Roy spoke, the more convincing he became. At his...
The Boston Bruins take on the Colorado Avalanche at the TD Garden Thursday night in the first of two games this season. It’s been exactly two years to the day since the Avalanche handed the Bruins a 1-0 loss in Boston and the B’s are winless in their last seven meetings vs. Colorado on home ice, at 0-5-1-1. It’s Boston’s longest such streak vs. any NHL opponent. But like...
Patrick Roy knows what Patrice Bergeron is all about, and like many in the hockey community, the Hall of Famer is a fan of the Bruins center.
Roy will get a firsthand look at Bergeron on Thursday night when the Bruins host Roy’s Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden. The new Avs coach has plenty of admiration for what Bergeron does not only as a player, but the way he carries himself...
The Bruins have played excellent in the past two games and now they look to the third game of the season. The team they're going up against? The Colorado Avalanche. The team Ray Bourque won a cup with because we couldn't get him one.The Avalanche have been in the rebuilding process for a few years now. They have added young star talent in Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog...
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BOSTON — The Colorado Avalanche almost certainly won’t win the Stanley Cup. There’s a good chance they won’t even make the playoffs. But it’s almost impossible to deny, even just four games into the season, that they won’t be a much better team than they were last year.
That, of course, is not saying much. Colorado won just 16 games last season in the lockout-shortened...
The Bruins played a hard-fought game against a team they were matched evenly against, but the B’s couldn’t come up with the win.
The Colorado Avalance moved to 4-0 on the season as they handed the Bruins their first loss. The Boys from Boston were shut out for the first time in 72 games as they went up against Colorado goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere, and Bruins head coach...
Your browser does not support iframes.Your browser does not support iframes."> Fan favorite Shawn Thornton joined Mike Felger on 'Sports Tonight', to ask the Big Bad forward some entertaining questions. In fact, Felger blasted the rather comical questions at Thornton, who was up for the challenge.Check out the video above to see the interview.Okay, to be honest...
As Roman Josi remains out indefinitely with a concussion, did the NHL get the call right by deciding not to have a hearing or to suspend Avalanche forward Steve Downie? Based on a frame-by-frame breakdown of video evidence, one would be inclined to believe otherwise.
This evening, Brendan Shanahan of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety handed down a three-game suspension to...
Milan Lucic was still visibly steamed in the minutes after the loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
The Bruins power forward missed most of the third period after being slapped with a 10-minute misconduct at the end of the second period following an altercation with Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog. Lucic’s absence clearly didn’t help matters in a tight 2-0 loss...
The Colorado Avalanche came to town on Thursday night and that occasion always makes Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk thankful.
It didn’t have a happy ending for the Black and Gold as they dropped a 2-0 game to the Avs on the strength of a 39-save performance from the ageless Jean-Sebastien Giguere but the Colorado/Boston story has crafted a happy ending for Boychuk. The 29-year...
You have to be impressed with the way the Bruins played in the first two games and especially how they played against the Detroit Red Wings. The third line has been stellar compared to last season and the rest of the team has followed suit. So what then can possibly be of concern for the big bad Bruins? Well first lets look around the league. And we don't have to look very far...
Photo By Mark BucknerOn the calender hanging in my kitchen, Thursday October 17th has been circled in red magic marker since the Florida Panthers announced they had signed two-time Vezina trophy winner Tim Thomas to a one-year contract. Now, it looks like that forged doctor's note I got from a back-alley "doctor" in Lawrence to get out of work that day is completely...