Colorado Avalanche defeat Boston Bruins, 4-3

After wiping out a 2-0 lead in the second period, the Bruins gave up two more Colorado goals in the middle frame to see the Avalanche claim a 4-3 win and drop Boston to 2-3-0 on the homestand.

"I know the guys want to do the right things in here," said Mark Recchi, who scored his first goal of the year in the second. "I don't doubt that in time, this team will turn around and start to go in the right direction."

* Johnny Boychuk didn't look out of place in his season...

In yesterday’s second period, as he scanned the backs of the jerseys flying into a scrum in front of the Boston bench, Andrew Ference saw a No. 4.

Ference figured it was David Krejci, who wears No. 46, in the middle of the mayhem.

But it turned out Krejci had company. Matt Hunwick, Ference’s partner who wears No. 48, had also jumped up to try to wipe out T.J. Galiardi along the boards, leaving one man alone on defense.

The three-on-one pileup (Michael Ryder was al...

As the Bruins’ seventh defenseman - one with only five career NHL appearances before yesterday - Johnny Boychuk has yet to earn management’s approval, delaying a move out of his hotel to a more permanent residence.

But a 20-shift effort yesterday might be the first step in Boychuk giving up room service for good.

Dennis Wideman, who injured his left shoulder in the second period of Saturday’s 4-3 shootout win, was unavailable yesterday. Coach Claude Julien said Widem...