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Adam McQuaid checked Avalanche Paul Stastny into the boards during first period action of the teams' faceoff on Thursday.
Later, Jarome Iginla sent Andre Benoit into the boards.
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Ryan O'Reilly netted a first-period goal for Colorado that ended up being the game-winner.
The game marked the Boston debut of former Canadiens goaltender Patrick Roy as the Colorado coach.
Milan Lucic lost his temper in a scuffle with Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog.
Lucic ended up drawing a 12-minute stint in the penalty box.
Chris Kelly put pressure on Paul Stastny, but Boston couldn't develop offensive rhythm during the game.
Shawn Thornton fought with Colorado's Patrick Bordeleau during the second period.
The Avalanche locked up their 2-0 win with an empty-net goal in the third period.
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