Sunday night the Bruins met the Avalanche in the Pepsi Centre. Boston came into the contest following a win over the Arizona Coyotes the night before. Noel Acciari, Tim Schaller, and Colin Miller were all scratches for the B’s, while Blake Comeau, Patrick Wiercioch, and Matt Duchene were all scratches for Colorado.
The Bruins and Avalanche had a good first period. Both teams often traded rushes which made for a back and forth frame. David Krejci scored his second goal of the season and the first of the night, which gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead roughly 9:30 into the period. Assists went to Backes and Spooner. Boston won the shots 12-7 after the first 20 minutes.
The black and gold had a great second period. Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov was extremely solid, stopping all of the 24 shots that he faced in the frame. There was only one penalty in the second period. It went to Colorado, more specifically, Erik Johnson after an interference call went against him. Boston did take the shots once again, 24-6.
The final period was less dominate for the Bruins, yet, they still did what they needed to do, ending the game with an empty-netter from Dominick Moore (4th of the season). The assist from David Krejci gave him his second point of the game. Boston kept putting the shots on Varlamov, winning the third period 10-7.
- Semyon Varlamov – COL – 43 Saves
- David Krejci – BOS – 1 Goal; 1 Assist; 17:56 TOI
- Tuukka Rask – BOS – 21 Saves
- Tuukka Rask gets his third shutout of the year; 33rd of career
- David Krejci has points in 3 straight games
- Rask improves to 10-1-0 on the season
- Bruins now sit 2nd in the Atlantic division with 20 points