Jamie McGinn also scored for the Avalanche, his 1st, while backup goaltender Reto Berra made 27 saves in his 1st start. The Avalanche began the season with a home-and-home with the pesky Minnesota Wild, who shut them out 5-0 on opening night, and then 3-0 just 2 nights later.
The Bruins have also struggled to score as of late, netting just 2 goals during a current 3-game losing streak. Loui Eriksson had a power-play goal in the 2nd period for the struggling Bruins. They will visit the Red Wings in an early season rematch Wednesday on NBC Sports' "Rivalry Night." Their record now sits 1-3-0 on the season, with their only win coming opening night against the Philadelphia Flyers last Wednesday. Boston has now loss to Detroit, Washington, and Colorado in consecutive games.
Following their first victory, the Avalanche now sit with a record of 1-2-0, and look to build off of that first victory with a quick turnaround tomorrow night at Toronto. The Maple leafs are also coming off their fist victory, 6-3 over the Rangers Sunday night. The Av's finish their Canadian road trip with games at Ottawa, and at Montreal before returning home on the 21st.