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Avalanche offense no-shows again in Bruins shutout

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November 14, 2016




Coming off a win Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets, the Colorado Avalanche were looking to make it two in a row at home for the first time this season and try to string some wins together for the first time since the opening weeks of the season.

Colorado’s start early in the first period was encouraging as they managed a handful of shots on goal but the Bruins came in just as strong and matched the Avalanche shot-for-shot early on. That persistence eventually paid off as Bruins forward David Krejci beat an off-his-angle Semyon Varlamov at 9:30 of the period to give Boston a 1-0 lead.

Colorado struggled to match Boston’s intensity throughout the rest of the period and the Bruins eventually built a healthy shot lead, 12-7, heading into the first intermission but Varlamov kept them from scoring again and the game held at 1-0 after one.

Boston completely and thoroughly dominated the Avalanche in the second period, outshooting them 23-7 but Varlamov didn’t budge and the game entered the third period with the same 1-0 score.

Despite the Avalache finally waking up and generating some pressure, they still ended up outshot in the period, 10-7, and a Dominic Moore empty-net goal with 28 seconds left sealed the game for a 2-0 Bruins win.


1. Semyon Varlamov
2. David Krejci
3. Tuukka Rask


Krejci’s goal put the Bruins up 1-0, giving them a huge momentum boost they would not relinquish, and forcing the Avalanche to once again play from behind, something they’ve consistently struggled with this season.


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Colorado wraps up their four-game homestand Tuesday night against the visiting Los Angeles Kings. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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