Bruins-Avalanche Live: Daniel Briere Scores Late Goal, Colorado Wins 2-1

by NESN Staff

October 13, 2014

Final, Colorado Wins 2-1

Colorado won on a buzzer-beater when Daniel Briere scored in the last second, dropping the Bruins to 1-3-0 on the young season. Boston has lost three straight games in regulation, something it didn’t do at all during the 2013-14 campaign.

The Bruins will travel to Detroit for their next game — and the second one at Joe Louis Arena this season. It’s the first game of a back-to-back that includes a matchup in Montreal on Thursday.

Stay tuned to for postgame coverage.

Third Period, 19:59, 2-1 Colorado: Daniel Briere scores on a rebound with 0.3 seconds left in regulation and the Avalanche will win their first game of the season.

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Third Period, 17:32, 1-1: Zdeno Chara’s wrister from the right faceoff circle is gloved by Reto Berra.

Third Period, 16:10, 1-1: Explanation of Colorado’s disallowed goal, via the NHL.

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Third Period, 12:10, 1-1: Milan Lucic nearly scores, but his one-time shot on a 2-on-1 scoring chance is saved by Reto Berra stick side. A phenomenal stop by the Avs goaltender.

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Third Period, 9:26, 1-1: The Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson lines creates some extended offensive-zone time, but cannot find the back of the net.

Third Period, 7:46, 1-1: The Avalanche took the lead, but only momentarily. The play was reviewed and no goal was awarded. It’s possible Ryan O’Reilly tipped the puck with a high stick on its way to the crease.

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Third Period, 3:31, 1-1: The Avs are out-shooting the Bruins 6-1 to start the period.

Dennis Seidenberg thwarted a Matt Duchene scoring chance with a solid defensive play.

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Third Period, 0:01, 1-1: The final 20 minutes of regulation are underway way.

End of Second Period, 1-1


Shots: Colorado 21-17

Faceoffs: Boston 20-19

Hits: Colorado 14-12

Special Teams: Boston 1-3, Colorado 0-3


1st Period


2nd Period

Jamie McGinn (1), assisted by Tyson Barrie (1) and Matt Duchene (1)

Loui Eriksson PPG (1), assisted by Carl Soderberg (3) and Reilly Smith (1)

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Second Period, 14:56, 1-1: We’re back to even strength as the Hamilton penalty expires.

Second Period, 12:56, 1-1: Dougie Hamilton takes a roughing penalty and Colorado is back to the power play.

Second Period, 11:02, 1-1: Adam McQuaid and Cody McLeod drop the gloves for an entertaining fight.

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Second Period, 7:50, 1-1: Loui Eriksson scores his first goal of the season, and the game is tied. It’s Boston’s second power-play goal of the season. Carl Soderberg and Reilly Smith earned assists. The Bruins’ scoreless streak of 135:49 is over.

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Second Period, 6:14, 1-0 Colorado: Colorado takes another too many men on the ice penalty. Boston will go back to the power play, where it’s 0-1 so far.

Second Period, 3:28, 1-0 Colorado: The Avalanche have scored their first goal of the season. Jamie McGinn’s shot from the left faceoff circle barely got past Niklas Svedberg. Tyson Barrie and Matt Duchene picked up assists.

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Second Period, 0:01, 0-0: Action has resumed at the Garden!

End of First Period, 0-0


Shots: 10-10

Faceoffs: Boston 12-8

Hits: Colorado 10-5

Special Teams: Boston 0-2, Colorado 0-1



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First Period, 12:55, 0-0: Loui Eriksson has a great scoring chance from the slot, but his shot from six feet out is deflected over the net.

First Period, 19:01, 0-0: Zdeno Chara is whistled for tripping and we’ll have 4-on-4 action for the remainder of the period.

First Period, 18:55, 0-0: Colorado has taken a too many men on the ice penalty. The Bruins will have their second power play of the game.

First Period, 18:05, 0-0: The Bruins have an offensive-zone faceoff with about two minutes left in the period.

First Period, 12:55, 0-0: Colorado kills off the penalty.

At the other end of the ice, Adam McQuaid made a nice diving play to break up a 3-on-1 scoring chance for Colorado.

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First Period, 10:44, 0-0: Niklas Svedberg makes two good saves at the end of the penalty kill, one on Gabriel Landeskog and the other on Danny Briere.

The Bruins are going on the power play. Cody McLeod is headed the penalty box.

First Period, 10:28, 0-0: Bruins kill off the penalty and we’re back to even strength.

First Period, 8:28, 0-0: Brad Marchand takes a goalie interference penalty and Colorado is going to the power play for the first time.

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First Period, 2:21, 0-0: Chris Kelly unleashes a wrister from the right faceoff circle on a 2-on-1 break, and Reto Berra makes the save, plus another stop on Loui Eriksson’s rebound attempt. Best scoring chance for the Bruins so far.

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First Period, 1:31, 0-0: David Krejci fires a one-timer from the slot at Reto Berra on his first shift of the season, and the Avs goalie makes a pad save.

First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway!

1:02 p.m.: Starting Lineups

Boston: Marchand-Bergeron-Smith, Chara-Hamilton, Rask

Colorado: McGinn-Duchene-Iginla, Holden-Johnson, Berra

12:52 p.m.: Colorado is 7-0-1 in its last eight games played in Boston. The Avalanche shut out the Bruins in October of last season — the only team to shut out the B’s at home in 2013-14.

12:45 p.m.: Bobby Robins, Kevan Miller and Matt Fraser are the healthy scratches for Boston.

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12:30 p.m.: Niklas Svedberg will start in net for Boston. This is his first game of the season. Reto Berra will start for Colorado.

12:05 p.m.: The Bruins aim to snap their first losing streak of the season Monday afternoon when they take on another struggling team in the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden.

Boston has scored just three goals through three games, while the Avalanche have yet to find the back of the net after two losses to the Minnesota Wild by a combined score of 8-0.

The Bruins offense should receive a boost in the likely event that first-line center David Krejci returns to the lineup after missing the first three games with an undisclosed injury.

Bruins head coach Claude Julien said Monday morning that Krejci has been cleared to play.

Krejci led the team in scoring last season and would be a major upgrade at even-strength and the power play — a unit that’s converted on just one of its 10 chances so far.

Here are the expected lines and pairings for both teams. Stay with’s Bruins-Avalanche live blog for score updates, injury news, analysis and highlights.


Milan Lucic?David Krejci?Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand?Patrice Bergeron?Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly?Carl Soderberg?Loui Eriksson
Dan Paille?Ryan Spooner?Jordan Caron
Zdeno Chara?Adam McQuaid
Dougie Hamilton?Dennis Seidenberg
Kevan Miller?Torey Krug


Jamie McGinn?Matt Duchene?Jarome Iginla
Alex Tanguay?Nathan MacKinnon?Danny Briere
Gabriel Landeskog?Ryan O?Reilly?Dennis Everberg
Cody McLeod?Marc-Andre Cliche? Max Talbot
Nick Holden?Erik Johnson
Nate Guenin?Tyson Barrie
Brad Stuart?Ryan Wilson

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