Hejduk, Varlamov net Avs shutout win in Boston

Posted: 10/10/2011 in Hockey, NHL
Semyon Varlamov stopped all 30 shots he faced and Milan Hejduk provided all the scoring with a third-period goal in Colorado’s 1-0 win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.
Varlamov, acquired from Washington during the offseason, recorded a shutout — the fifth of his career — in his second game with the Avalanche.
“He was controlling the rebounds, he’s just so calm back there,” Avalance center Paul Stastny said of Varlamov.
Colorado failed to generate any offense in Saturday’s season opener, a 3-0 home loss to Detroit, but was able to slip the puck behind Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask, who finished with 35 saves.
The lone goal began with a clean faceoff win by the Avalanche in the Boston zone. Matt Duchene sent the puck to the point for Jan Hejda, who quickly dished off the boards to Hejduk. The veteran forward then beat Rask with a wrister from the middle of the left circle at 7:57.
“I was screened, but I saw the shot going where I thought it was going, but it just deflected off of something and went in,” Rask said of the goal.
Colorado, which failed to convert consecutive power plays, including a brief 5-on-3, early in the contest, denied Bruins head coach Claude Julien a chance to earn his 300th career win.
“We got outworked by a team that was a lot hungrier than we were,” Julien said.
– Steve

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