Game 3: Avalanche vs. Bruins (10/10/13)

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    In response to DaveyN's comment:

    Back to business....

    Psyched to see Roy in Boston tonight!  Id really like to see the Bergeron line put up a few points and start meshing!



    Agreed, and as much as I like that line I would like to see a few games with Iginla and Loui switched. Just as an experiment.

     
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    In response to red75's comment:

     

    Any lesser lights on this squad that we should watch for Fletch?



    I think that PA Paranteau is one of the more underated players in the league.  He's really good.  A good puck possession guy, a good cycler, and always seems to make the smart play.

    On defense, Tyson Barrie is becoming a top-2 guy for them, both because he's developing so well and because of the below average guys around him.  Ryan Wilson will be back from injury and is a big hitter on the blueline.  You might remember him hammering Tyler Seguin last year on a clean hit and getting chased by Thornton the rest of the game.

    McLeod and Downie are always stirring up trouble, but it will be interesting to see how much they do against the Bruins.  The Avs also carry a straight up goon who can't skate -- Patrick Bordeleau.  Long reach could be trouble for Thornton, if it happens.

    I think the Bruins will score 5 goals tonight.

     
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    Most of us have no solid view of the Avs, so the game will be all guesswork for us. like the thought of switching Iggy and Ericsson[sp.?], but expect it's too soon for Claude

     
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    Some context for tonight:

    Season series: This is the first of two games this season. The last time these teams played, the Colorado Avalanche beat the Boston Bruins, 1-0, at TD Garden in the only meeting of the 2011-12 season on Oct. 10, 2011.

    Big story: The Avalanche made team history Tuesday by earning their third straight win to open the season, marking the first time they have accomplished such a feat since the relocation from Quebec to Colorado for the 1995-96 season. First-year NHL coach Patrick Roy and his players will visit the equally-hot Bruins on Thursday, a team Roy is familiar with as a long-time rival from back in his playing days as a three-time Vezina Trophy, and two-time Conn Smythe and twice Stanley Cup-winning goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens (Roy won an additional Vezina and the Cup two more times as a player with Colorado).

    Team Scope:

    Avalanche: Colorado continues its three-game road trip after putting up 11 total goals in its three straight victories. In addition to the superb offensive showing, the Avalanche have been perfect on the penalty kill with no power-play goals surrendered in eight tries by the opposition. There has been little to complain about during the early part of the season, but the team isn't getting ahead of itself.

    "You don’t get too high, you don’t get too low," forward PA Parenteau told NHL.com following a 2-1 victory at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in which he scored the game-winning goal. "It's kind of cliché a little bit, but that’s what it’s all about. It’s a long season, 82 games. We’re off to a great start. That’s what we wanted, but now we go one game at a time. Hopefully we keep going and we stay on a roll here.”

    Bruins: At this point, Boston is nearly a statistical twin to Colorado, as the team is also averaging over three goals per game and has killed all seven penalties faced over its first two wins. The Bruins will look to continue their strong play coming off a solid 4-1 win Saturday against the visiting Detroit Red Wings. Torey Krug paced the offense Saturday with a goal and an assist, but the young defenseman gave full credit to his fellow blueliner, captain Zdeno Chara, who provided a screen on Krug's power-play goal in the first period and later added his own power-play score in the third.

    "No one can move him," Krug told NHL.com regarding his team's captain. "So they kind of just leave him to himself. And the goalie has to deal with him and it takes his eyes away. So it's nice to for us to have that."

    Who's Hot: With so much offense generated by both clubs, it's easy to overlook the goaltenders. But the Bruins' Tuukka Rask and Avalanche's Semyon Varlamov have been just as impressive with each sporting a 1.00 goals-against average.

    Injury Report: For the Bruins, forward Carl Soderberg skated with the team's strength and conditioning coach Wednesday and remains day-to-day. ... Defenseman Ryan Wilson injured his knee during the preseason and is listed as questionable for the Avalanche.

     

     
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     Can't wait to get started tonight! Will be interesting to see how Boston comes out after a long break between games (I'd rather have this break at the end of the season.) GO BRUINS!

     
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    In response to Fletcher1's comment:

    Any lesser lights on this squad that we should watch for Fletch?


    I think that PA Paranteau is one of the more underated players in the league.  He's really good.  A good puck possession guy, a good cycler, and always seems to make the smart play.

    I think the Bruins will score 5 goals tonight.[/QUOTE]


    I was impressed with Paranteau in the Toronto game, I do see what you are talking about him.

    I also think being on the road will set in tonight and the Bs unload on the leaky Avs defense.

     
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    We have lift off!





     
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    Just turned on the game, where is Rene?  Strange to see someone else sing the anthem

     
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    Mackinnon is impressive!





     
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    Mackinnon is impressive!


    Avs impressive.  I think the most sustained pressure the Bruins have faced so far this year.

     
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    We need to wake up a bit. Colorado is flying.

     
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    Umm was 5 days rest not enough ?





     
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     Cmon pp!!!!

     
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    Good game.  Av's are much improved.

     
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    Man, the PP looks lightyears ahead of last season.

    Ward is a genius!!!!!

     

     
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    Umm was 5 days rest not enough ?



    I think this early in the season it might be too much rest.

     




     
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    Re: Game 3: Avalanche vs. Bruins (10/10/13)

    Good PP lot of movement.

     
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    Good PP lot of movement.




    Not stationary anymore.

     
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    Good PP lot of movement.




    Yes.  What fun to watch.  Along with an effective 3rd line that has provided the best chances outside of the pp so far tonight.

     
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    Downie is such a piece of s**t.

     

     
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    Downie "the puke" doing his job on Zdeno again. Not a good trade off.





     
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     Aves not looking so sharp anymore....

     
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    Cmon pk!!!

     

     
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    Damn. I hate late period goals against.

     

     
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    [QUOTE]

     

    Good PP lot of movement.




     

    Not stationary anymore.

    [/QUOTE]

    Having Krug out there is a big difference. He can fly up there. He can make the quick outlet passes. Like what I see.

     
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