DENVER (AP) — Alexander Kerfoot scored his first NHL goal with some part of his lower leg.
Doesn’t really matter which part — a first goal is a first goal and it’s a “great feeling,” he said.
Kerfoot’s goal and two more by Sven Andrighetto, the second an empty-netter with 1:34 remaining, helped the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in their home opener Wednesday night.
It was the second meeting between the teams in three days. The Avalanche beat the Bruins 4-0 in Boston on Monday.
Colorado broke things open in the second period, with Nail Yakupov, Andrighetto and Matt Duchene all beating goalie Tuukka Rask, who was replaced by Anton Khudobin for the third period.
Trailing 4-1 midway through the third, the Bruins made things interesting with goals from Tim Schaller and Torey Krug in a 1:27 span….