The Boston Bruins headed to Colorado on a two-game winning streak. David Krejci started off the scoring for the Bruins in the first period. After intercepting a Colorado pass in the neutral zone, Ryan Spooner rushed the puck into the offensive zone threading a pass to David Backes. Without holding on to the puck long, Backes gave the puck to David Krejci who shot the puck past Semyon Varlamov for his second goal of the season. Krejci goal
The Bruins dominated the first period, outshooting Colorado. Varlamov kept the Avalanche in the game early on with several spectacular saves against the Bruins power play. In the second period, no teams yielded a goal however Tuukka Rask and Varlamov continued to play well in net.
The Bruins dominated the first two periods leading the game in shots 35-14. The Bruins also stayed disciplined and held the games only power play which they would get at the end of the second period.
The Bruins started the third period on the power play and could not capitalize on the man advantage. They had seven shots on the power play. Carl Soderberg earned a delay of game penalty 5:36 into the third and the Bruins power play struggled and could not score.
The third period was back and forth with the Bruins trading several chances on Varlamov. Most notable was the save Varlamov made on Brandon Carlo, who had a breakaway chance right as he was exiting the penalty box. The play was set up by Austin Czarnik.
Dominic Moore would get an empty net goal with 27 seconds left in the game as Krejci picked up and assist. Moore empty netter
Krejci had a multi-assist game and was the first star for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask earned his tird shutout of the season and his 33rd career shutout. Rask is also 10-1 to start the season.
The Bruins will now have three days of rest before concluding the road trip against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.
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