BOSTON (AP) No matter how well the Boston Bruins are playing at home, it doesn't seem to matter when the Colorado Avalanche come to town.
Ian Cole scored his first goal of season in his 500th career NHL game, backup goalie Pavel Francouz stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief and the Avalanche beat the Bruins 4-1 on Saturday night for their season-high sixth straight win.
"I guess Boston's a special place. I like it," said Cole, who made his NHL debut in the building on Nov. 6, 2010. "We've had some success here in the past. That's great team over there; a really, really good team. It's a measuring-stick game for us. Now we have to keep moving forward."