The Bruins are not a team I like to go against very often. This is one of those rare exceptions.
Boston is 3-0 on its season-opening road trip. The Bruins just upset the Golden Knights on Tuesday. Now they go into high altitude for their fourth road game in eight days against Colorado, a team that has made the playoffs the past two seasons and appears improved this year.
The Avalanche are 2-0 with a pair of two-goal home victories against the Flames and Wild. Colorado has won eight in a row at Pepsi Center and has defeated the Bruins at home each of the last two seasons. The Avalanche's first line of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog is as good a top line as any in the NHL.
While the Bruins carry a high fatigue rating, the Avalanche have been idle since Saturday. Colorado should be rested and ready. This is the Avalanche's spot.