|COL||2||2||0||(0 - 0)||4|
|BOS||0||2||1||(0 - 0)||3|
BOSTON (AP) -David Jones scored a short-handed goal to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Monday.
Craig Anderson made 29 saves for Colorado.
Michael Ryder, Mark Recchi and Blake Wheeler each scored for Boston (2-3), which closed its season-opening homestand.
After squandering an early 2-0 advantage, Colorado regained the lead on Svatos' goal at 13:32 of the second period when he banged home a rebound from the edge of the crease.
About three minutes later, Jones collected a loose puck at center ice, skated in alone and beat goalie Tuukka Rask with a wrister to the glove side to make it 4-2.
Ryder scored on a backhander out of a scramble with 13:36 left in the game, but there was no comeback like Boston's last game on Saturday night when it rallied for three goals in the closing 8:01 before beating the Islanders in a shootout.
The Bruins did have a power play in the final five minutes but were unable to get a shot on goal.
The Avalanche took a lead in the first period on goals by Hejduk and Hannan 37-seconds apart in the opening 6:52.
Hejduk scored on the power-play off the rebound of Kyle Quincey's shot, giving Colorado power-play scores in each of its five games this season. It's the Avalanche's longest stretch to open a season since they had power-play scores in nine straight to begin the 1997-98 campaign.
Hannan, a defenseman, raced in for a rebound and slipped a shot into a wide-open net at 6:52 after Rask shifted to his left to block Jones' shot from the right circle.
Rask, making his second consecutive start, stopped 18 shots.
The Bruins tied it 2-2 on scores by Recchi and Wheeler midway into the second period.
|PPG - Milan Hejduk (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Matt Duchene (2), Kyle Quincey (5)|
1 - 0 COL
|Scott Hannan (1) Wrist shot - ASST: David Jones (1), Ryan O'Reilly (2)|
2 - 0 COL
|Mark Recchi (1) Snap shot - ASST: Patrice Bergeron (2), Chuck Kobasew (1)|
2 - 1 COL
|Blake Wheeler (2) Tip-in - ASST: Michael Ryder (2), David Krejci (1)|
2 - 2 Tie
|PPG - Marek Svatos (2) Snap shot - ASST: Wojtek Wolski (2), Brett Clark (3)|
3 - 2 COL
|SHG - David Jones (1) Wrist shot - ASST: TJ Galiardi (3)|
4 - 2 COL
|Michael Ryder (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Milan Lucic (3), David Krejci (2)|
4 - 3 COL
|Matt Hunwick Hooking against Cody McLeod|
|Darcy Tucker Tripping against Michael Ryder|
|Craig Anderson Tripping against Marc Savard|
|Cody McLeod Hooking against Matt Hunwick|
|Zdeno Chara Interference against Paul Stastny|
|Cody McLeod Roughing against Shawn Thornton|
|Shawn Thornton Roughing against Cody McLeod|
|Derek Morris Slashing against Cody McLeod|
|Marek Svatos Tripping against Marco Sturm|
|Paul Stastny Interference against Derek Morris|
|Milan Lucic Roughing against Kyle Quincey|
|SA: 32||TOI: 59:35|
|Saves: 29||EV: 23 - 26|
|PIM: 2||PP: 6 - 6|
|SV%: .906||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 22||TOI: 59:28|
|Saves: 18||EV: 15 - 16|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 5|
|SV%: .818||SH: 0 - 1|