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Avalanche 4, Bruins 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:15 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 4, Bruins 3
Colorado Avalanche 4, Boston Bruins 3

BOSTON (AP) -David Jones scored a short-handed goal to lift the Colorado Avalanche over the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Monday.

Marek Svatos had a tie-breaking power-play goal midway into the second period. Milan Hejduk and Scott Hannan also scored for the Avalanche (3-1-1).

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:15
COL
PPG - Milan Hejduk (2) ASST: Matt Duchene (2), Kyle Quincey (5)
1 - 0 COL
06:52
COL
Scott Hannan (1) ASST: David Jones (1), Ryan O'Reilly (2)
2 - 0 COL
2nd Period
07:45
BOS
Mark Recchi (1) ASST: Patrice Bergeron (2), Chuck Kobasew (1)
2 - 1 COL
10:14
BOS
Blake Wheeler (2) ASST: Michael Ryder (2), David Krejci (1)
2 - 2 Tie
13:32
COL
PPG - Marek Svatos (2) ASST: Wojtek Wolski (2), Brett Clark (3)
3 - 2 COL
16:50
COL
SHG - David Jones (1) ASST: TJ Galiardi (3)
4 - 2 COL
3rd Period
06:24
BOS
Michael Ryder (2) ASST: Milan Lucic (3), David Krejci (2)
4 - 3 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
05:40
BOS
Matt Hunwick  Hooking against  Cody McLeod
10:34
COL
Darcy Tucker  Tripping against  Michael Ryder
14:09
COL
Craig Anderson  Tripping against  Marc Savard
18:58
COL
Cody McLeod  Hooking against  Matt Hunwick
2nd Period
11:34
BOS
Zdeno Chara  Interference against  Paul Stastny
14:32
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing against  Shawn Thornton
14:32
BOS
Shawn Thornton  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
14:32
BOS
Derek Morris  Slashing against  Cody McLeod
15:52
COL
Marek Svatos  Tripping against  Marco Sturm
3rd Period
14:56
COL
Paul Stastny  Interference against  Derek Morris
20:00
BOS
Milan Lucic  Roughing against  Kyle Quincey
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
SA: 32TOI: 59:35
Saves: 29EV: 23 - 26
PIM: 2PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .906SH: 0 - 0
Tuukka Rask
Tuukka Rask
1-1-0
SA: 22TOI: 59:28
Saves: 18EV: 15 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .818SH: 0 - 1
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