10/9/08 Boston @ Colorado: Preview
The season opener for the Boston Bruins and the home opener for the Colorado Avalanche. The Bruins have had a tough time over the past few seasons in season openers, going 0-3 since the lockout. Maybe the 4th time is the charm. The Avs come in with one of the best defenses in the league and a fairly good offense. The Avs goaltending is very weak with Petr Budaj and Andrew Raycroft, and the Bruins should have no trouble scoring on them.
Keys to winning:
-Come out flying early, don't let them set the tone of the game, esp. in a home opener.
-Work the PP and score some goals off it.
-Finish, the thing we could not do last year, chances don't mean anything when you can't finish.
-Don't turn the puck over.
This could be a tough game with Colorado's home opener, but I feel like the Bruins have a solid game.