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Bruins Wrap: Avalanche Hand Boston First Regulation Home Loss Of Season

Posted On: Dec 8, 2019   |   Posted By: NESN

Bruins Wrap: Avalanche Hand Boston First Regulation Home Loss Of Season

A lead at TD Garden typically isn't safe for visiting teams.
Saturday it was.
Thanks to a pair of goals in the second period, the Colorado Avalanche grabbed a 4-1 victory over the Bruins in Boston. It was the first regulation loss at home for the Bruins this season, and the first time any Boston team has lost in regulation at home since the Red Sox fell to the Baltimore Orioles on Sept. 28.
Chris Wagner had the Bruins' lone goal. Valeri Nichushkin, Ian Cole and Andre Burakovsky had the tallies for the Avalanche.
Jaroslav Halak made 16 saves for the Bruins, while Philipp Grubauer turned away threes hots for Colorado before leaving the game. Pavel Francouz then took over and made 16 stops.
Here's how it all went down:
ALL SQUARE
Scoring in the first period has eluded the Bruins periodically this season, but not Saturday. However, they were outskated by the Avs much of the frame, and the two sides entered the first intermission tied at one.
A little after the midway point of the period, the Bruins struck first....

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