How to Watch:
Game Time: 10 PM
TV Broadcast (Boston): NESN
TV Broadcast (Colorado): Altitude Sports (I don't know what it is, either)
Radio Broadcast (Boston): 98.5 The Sports Hub
Radio Broadcast (Connecticut): 103.7/105.5 - The Sports Hub affiliate
Just the Facts:
Rival SB Nation Site: Mile High Hockey
SBN Game Page: Bruins at Avalanche coverage
Bruins Record: 0-3-0, 0 pts
Avalanche Record: 1-1-0, 2 pts
First west coast - sort of, it's Colorado, technically Midwest but I digress - game of the season. It's a 10 pm start time ladies and gents, so put that bottle of Nyquil down and get ready to watch some defensive lapses and frustrated Tuukka stick taps and hand gestures. Colorado possess one of the league's best, young offenses - led by Swedish man-child Gabriel Landeskog and former Halifax Mooseheads star Nathan MacKinnon, so there's an excellent chance tonight turns into another defensive nightmare.
Boston College boy Tommy Cross has been recalled. Another local, guy. Hooray!
Remember Carl Soderberg, the large Swedish man who played like Carl? Well he's on the Avalanche now. Watch him skate by Kevan Miller and friends tonight on NESN. Jack Edwards will probably complain about the Dougie Hamilton trade again, and I can't blame him.
The Bruins fight valiantly in Denver, but lose in the end. Colorado scores 17 third period goals en route to a 39-4 win. Jack Edwards suffers a stroke with 6:51 remaining in the second period and Andy Brickley wanders off, beginning a journey of self-discovery hiking the Rocky Mountains.
Don Sweeney is awarded a lifetime contract extension and Cam Neely feasts on the souls of innocent children.
Edwards makes a full recovery and returns for the third period.
The Bruins will look to bounce back Saturday against Arizona.