Burakovsky scores late goal, Avalanche beat Bruins 4-2

DENVER (AP) Andre Burakovsky skated by one Boston defender and collided with another. In between, he had an instant of separation, just enough to get off a shot.

Burakovsky scored the go-ahead goal with 7:06 remaining, Boston had two goals disallowed after video reviews, and the unbeaten Colorado Avalanche handed the Bruins their first loss of the season with a 4-2 victory on Thursday night.

Gabriel Landeskog added an empty-net goal with 1:01 remaining for the Avalanche, who are off to a 3-0 start for just the second time since relocating to Denver from Quebec in 1995. The 2013-14 club opened the season 6-0.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Nathan MacKinnon also had goals for Colorado and Philipp Grubauer made 39 saves.

David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara had goals for the Bruins.

Burakovsky, acquired last June in a trade with the Washington Capitals, scored his first goal as a member of the Avalanche. From the top of the left circle, Burakovsky banged in a shot off the post, falling on his backside an instant after the shot as he took a hit from a defender.

''It felt great,'' Burakovsky said. ''I don't think the (defenseman) was fully awake when I kind of jumped by him. We've been talking all the time about getting pucks to the net. That's something that was in my mind and I was just lucky it hit the post and went in.''

Colorado coach Jared Bednar said there was a lot more than luck involved in Burakovsky's game-winner.

''That's the best game we've seen out of him,'' Bednar said. ''He was on pucks, he was making some plays, he was using his speed and driving by guys in foot races.''

Boston had appeared to take a 3-1 lead on a goal by Karson Kuhlman at 1:50 of the second period, but it was negated after Bednar's challenge was upheld. Officials rescinded the goal after a video review determined David Krejci interfered with Grubauer as he jostled with a defender in front of the net.

The Bruins had an apparent tiebreaking power-play goal by Jake DeBrusk negated in the opening seconds of the third period, again when a challenge by Bednar was upheld on a video review that showed Pastrnak was narrowly offside on the play.

''Any time you get production finally and it gets taken away from you - twice - you almost don't believe it, but that's how things are going for me,'' said DeBrusk, who also was in line for an assist on the first disallowed goal. ''I scored and had an assist tonight but they got called back. We should've won this game 4-2, but I guess neither of them were goals and that's how they called it. They looked at it and called it out how it was. It won't snowball for me, but I'm definitely (upset).''

Boston took a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Pastrnak and Chara, who scored on a slap shot from just inside the blue line.

Colorado got on the board with a power-play score by MacKinnon. Gabriel Landeskog split defenders while leading a rush into the Boston zone and let fly a shot that Jaroslav Halak turned away. But MacKinnon knocked in the rebound from up close.

The Avalanche evened the score at 2 on a goal by Bellemare at 9:43 of the second.

NOTES: Brad Marchand is one assist shy of the 300th of his career. ... Boston's four-game road trip to start the season was its longest since opening the 2008-09 campaign with a four-game trip. ... Cale Makar registered an assist on MacKinnon's goal, becoming the third defenseman in the Avalanche's franchise history to have points in each of their first three career regular-season games.

UP NEXT

Bruins: Open their home schedule by hosting New Jersey on Saturday night.

Avalanche: Host Arizona on Saturday night to wrap up a season-opening four-game homestand.

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123T
BOS3-1
2002
COL3-0
1124
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
D. Backes RW00020/0208:463
P. Bergeron C01-1414/11017:071
B. Carlo D00140/0015:341
Z. Chara D10020/0020:552
C. Clifton D00-100/0018:574
C. Coyle C00018/4014:370
J. DeBrusk LW00-230/0016:190
M. Grzelcyk D00-120/0018:421
D. Heinen RW00010/0012:590
D. Krejci C01-139/4017:590
T. Krug D00030/0020:221
K. Kuhlman RW00-110/0015:100
S. Kuraly C00033/4013:202
B. Marchand LW01030/1020:090
C. McAvoy D00000/0022:442
J. Nordstrom LW00030/0011:052
D. Pastrnak RW11050/0021:590
C. Wagner RW00011/2012:120
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Barberio D00130/0018:300
P. Bellemare C10126/10012:240
A. Burakovsky LW10020/1012:251
M. Calvert RW01110/0013:151
J. Donskoi RW00021/0013:200
S. Girard D00110/0023:130
R. Graves D00130/0017:241
E. Johnson D00-150/0022:572
T. Jost C00011/7014:050
N. Kadri C00018/3016:210
G. Landeskog LW11055/8019:211
N. MacKinnon C11034/5018:420
C. Makar D01100/0017:271
V. Nichushkin LW00000/0011:390
M. Nieto LW00000/0013:063
M. Rantanen RW01020/0020:210
C. Wilson LW00131/1015:241
N. Zadorov D00-120/0218:062
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Halak (L)3533258:27
GOALIESSA
J. Halak (L)35
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
P. Grubauer (W)4123960:00
GOALIESSA
P. Grubauer (W)41
Charlie Coyle shot on goal (Wrist shot)
LEGEND:GoalsShotsGoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • COL
      18:59GOAL Gabriel Landeskog (Empty net shot), Assists: Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon
    • COL
      12:54GOAL Andre Burakovsky (Wrist shot)
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • COL
      09:43GOAL Pierre-Edouard Bellemare , Assist: Matt Calvert
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • COL
      19:05(PP) GOAL Nathan MacKinnon (Wrist shot), Assists: Gabriel Landeskog and Cale Makar
    • BOS
      15:34GOAL Zdeno Chara (Slap shot), Assists: David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron
    • BOS
      07:58GOAL David Pastrnak (Wrist shot), Assists: Brad Marchand and David Krejci
PENALTIES
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • COL
        19:41Nikita Zadorov penalty Interference - 2 min.
      • BOS
        06:19David Backes penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • 1ST PERIOD
      • BOS
        18:28Boston penalty Too Many Men on the Ice - 2 min., served by Danton Heinen
    TEAM STATS
    BOS
    COL
    Shots on Goal4136
    Goals in Power Play01
    Faceoff Wins3526
    Penalties21
    Major Penalties00
    Minor Penalties21
    Misconducts00
    TEAM STATS
    BOS
    Shots on Goal41
    Goals in Power Play0
    Faceoff Wins35
    Penalties2
    Major Penalties0
    Minor Penalties2
    Misconducts0
    123T
    BOS3-1
    2002
    COL3-0
    1124
    STARS OF THE GAME
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    D. Backes RW00020/0208:463
    P. Bergeron C01-1414/11017:071
    B. Carlo D00140/0015:341
    Z. Chara D10020/0020:552
    C. Clifton D00-100/0018:574
    C. Coyle C00018/4014:370
    J. DeBrusk LW00-230/0016:190
    M. Grzelcyk D00-120/0018:421
    D. Heinen RW00010/0012:590
    D. Krejci C01-139/4017:590
    T. Krug D00030/0020:221
    K. Kuhlman RW00-110/0015:100
    S. Kuraly C00033/4013:202
    B. Marchand LW01030/1020:090
    C. McAvoy D00000/0022:442
    J. Nordstrom LW00030/0011:052
    D. Pastrnak RW11050/0021:590
    C. Wagner RW00011/2012:120
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    M. Barberio D00130/0018:300
    P. Bellemare C10126/10012:240
    A. Burakovsky LW10020/1012:251
    M. Calvert RW01110/0013:151
    J. Donskoi RW00021/0013:200
    S. Girard D00110/0023:130
    R. Graves D00130/0017:241
    E. Johnson D00-150/0022:572
    T. Jost C00011/7014:050
    N. Kadri C00018/3016:210
    G. Landeskog LW11055/8019:211
    N. MacKinnon C11034/5018:420
    C. Makar D01100/0017:271
    V. Nichushkin LW00000/0011:390
    M. Nieto LW00000/0013:063
    M. Rantanen RW01020/0020:210
    C. Wilson LW00131/1015:241
    N. Zadorov D00-120/0218:062
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    J. Halak (L)3533258:27
    GOALIESSA
    J. Halak (L)35
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    P. Grubauer (W)4123960:00
    GOALIESSA
    P. Grubauer (W)41
    STARS OF THE GAME
    123T
    BOS3-1
    2002
    COL3-0
    1124
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    D. Backes RW00020/0208:463
    P. Bergeron C01-1414/11017:071
    B. Carlo D00140/0015:341
    Z. Chara D10020/0020:552
    C. Clifton D00-100/0018:574
    C. Coyle C00018/4014:370
    J. DeBrusk LW00-230/0016:190
    M. Grzelcyk D00-120/0018:421
    D. Heinen RW00010/0012:590
    D. Krejci C01-139/4017:590
    T. Krug D00030/0020:221
    K. Kuhlman RW00-110/0015:100
    S. Kuraly C00033/4013:202
    B. Marchand LW01030/1020:090
    C. McAvoy D00000/0022:442
    J. Nordstrom LW00030/0011:052
    D. Pastrnak RW11050/0021:590
    C. Wagner RW00011/2012:120
    Total2404135/264-19
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    M. Barberio D00130/0018:300
    P. Bellemare C10126/10012:240
    A. Burakovsky LW10020/1012:251
    M. Calvert RW01110/0013:151
    J. Donskoi RW00021/0013:200
    S. Girard D00110/0023:130
    R. Graves D00130/0017:241
    E. Johnson D00-150/0022:572
    T. Jost C00011/7014:050
    N. Kadri C00018/3016:210
    G. Landeskog LW11055/8019:211
    N. MacKinnon C11034/5018:420
    C. Makar D01100/0017:271
    V. Nichushkin LW00000/0011:390
    M. Nieto LW00000/0013:063
    M. Rantanen RW01020/0020:210
    C. Wilson LW00131/1015:241
    N. Zadorov D00-120/0218:062
    Total4503626/352-13
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    J. Halak (L)3533258:27
    GOALIESSA
    J. Halak (L)35
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    P. Grubauer (W)4123960:00
    GOALIESSA
    P. Grubauer (W)41
    GOALS
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 1ST PERIOD
    PENALTIES
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD

      123T
      BOS3-1
      2002
      COL3-0
      1124
      All times are US/Eastern.