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Game 16 Preview: Avs @ Bruins

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The Avalanche (5-9-1) head to Boston to continue their long road trip and avenge a brutal home loss to the Bruins (7-6-1).

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Tuesday night in Philly, the Avs started the long road trip off right with what was probably their most complete game of the season to date. Led by a top line that features the teams best three young forwards, the Avs took control of the game early and never looked back. In net, Reto Berra stopped all 25 shots he face en route to his third career shutout. Berra will get his third start of the season Thursday night when the Avs head to Boston to face the Bruins.

These two teams played each other a month ago in Denver, the Bruins slaughtered the Avalanche 6-2 in that contest, winning their first game of the season. The Bruins ignited their top-five offense with that game, though they enter Thursday night's contest returning from a three game road trip in which they only managed five goals.

The Avs will look to avenge last month's loss and keep the seven game road trip moving in the right direction.

LINES

Landeskog-MacKinnon-Duchene

Comeau-Soderberg-Iginla

McLeod-Grigorenko-Everberg

Martinsen-Street-Skille

Beauchemin-Johnson

Holden-Barrie

Stuart-Gormley

Berra

Pickard

Scratches: Guenin, Mitchell, Varlamov

NOTES

Reto Berra will get his third consecutive start Thursday. He leads the league in goals against average and save percentage.

- With Semyon Varlamov dealing with a groin injury, the Avs have recalled goaltender Calvin Pickard from San Antonio.

- The Bruins hold the NHL's best power play percentage at 33%.

- After a three point night Tuesday, Matt Duchene now has points in four of the last five games.

GAME INFO

Game time: 5pm MT

TV: ALT