BOSTON — Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 39 saves in his 37th NHL shutout, and the Colorado Avalanche stayed perfect with a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
The Avalanche are 4-0 under new coach Patrick Roy, their best mark since the franchise relocated from Quebec to Colorado for the 1995-96 season.
Giguere, making his first start of the season, made several sparkling saves. His best came midway through the second period when he stoned Patrice Bergeron on a 2-on-1 rush.
Ryan O’Reilly gave the Avalanche the lead in the final minute of the first period and Matt Duchene sealed the win with an empty-net goal in the closing seconds.
Andre Benoit and Duchene assisted on O’Reilly’s goal.
Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for Boston and has allowed only three goals in three games. Boston was blanked for the first time in 72 games.
The Colorado goalie tandem of Giguere and Semyon Varlamov has allowed three goals in the club’s four wins.
O’Reilly put Colorado ahead 1-0 with a power-play goal with 41 seconds left in the first. He threw the puck toward the net and scored through traffic with a shot that Rask never saw.
Duchene scored into an empty net with 25.7 seconds remaining after he hit two posts on the same rush with under three minutes left.
Colorado extended its point streak in Boston to eight games (6-0-2). It is the longest current winless streak against any opponent for Boston.
The Bruins will play at Columbus on Saturday in their first road game of the season. Colorado will wrap up its three-game road trip at Washington.