Danny Briere’s Buzzer-Beating Goal Lifts Avalanche Past Bruins
By KEN POWTAK
BOSTON (AP) – Daniel Briere scored off a rebound with less than a second left in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday.
Jamie McGinn also scored for the Avalanche, who had opened the season with two shutout losses. Backup goaltender Reto Berra made 27 saves in his first start of the season.
Loui Eriksson had a power-play goal for the Bruins, who have lost three straight.
Boston backup goalie Niklas Svedberg played his first game of the season and made 28 saves.
The game appeared to be heading to overtime when Svedberg made a pair of stops in the closing minute. Briere, at the edge of the crease, fired the puck over the sprawling goalie just before time expired after Jan Hejda’s shot from the point. The clock read 0.0, but replays showed the puck crossed the goal line before time expired.
It was Briere’s 300th career goal.