An extraordinary performance from Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped the Bruins Thursday as they launched 39 shots at the veteran goalie and none got through in a 2-0 loss to the Avalanche.
After the game, the Bruins repeatedly talked about the need to “take away the eyes” of the opposing goaltender, and following a rigorous half-hour practice Friday, they picked apart their missing net-front presence, an especially compelling exercise because Saturday’s matinee opponent is the Columbus Blue Jackets, who also have a hot goalie in Sergei Bobrovsky. It will be the first road game of the season for the 2-1-0 Bruins.
“You can’t always take [the goalie’s] eyes away,’’ said Zdeno Chara, who often sets up in front of the net on the Bruin power play. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.