Krejci's Late Goal Lifts Bruins To Win

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The Colorado Avalanche lost their season opener at home last night, falling 5-4 to the Boston Bruins.

David Krejci scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:36 remaining and Marc Savard added a goal and an assist to give Boston the victory.

Blake Wheeler had a goal in his first NHL game and Patrice Bergeron, playing in his first game in nearly a year, had an assist on Phil Kessel goal for the Bruins. Michael Ryder also scored and Tim Thomas stopped 35 shots, including a late flurry in the last 10 seconds after the Avalanche pulled goalie Peter Budaj.

Milan Hejduk, Wojtek Wolski, Jordan Leopold and Cody McLeod scored for Colorado.