Avalanche wins 2-1 against Bruins with seconds on clock


BOSTON — Daniel Briere scored his 300th career goal off a rebound with less than a second left in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday.

Jamie McGinn also scored for the Avalanche, who had opened the season with two shutout losses. Backup goalie Reto Berra made 27 saves in his first start of the season.

Loui Eriksson had a power-play goal for the Bruins, who have lost three straight.

Boston backup goalie Niklas Svedberg played his first game of the season and made 28 saves.

The game appeared to be heading to overtime when Svedberg made a pair of stops in the closing minute.

Briere, at the edge of the crease, fired the puck over the sprawling goalie just before time expired after Jan Hejda’s shot from the point. The clock read 0.0, but replays showed the puck crossed the goal line before time expired. Ducks 5, Sabres 1William Karlsson scored his first two NHL goals to lead Anaheim past winless Buffalo.

Ryan Kessler scored on a third-period penalty shot, and Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey each had a goal during a one-sided game in which the Ducks outshot the Sabres 44-12.

The Ducks were so dominant �X and Sabres so inept �X that Anaheim was outshooting Buffalo 40-10 when Kessler beat goalie Michal Neuvirth with a low shot inside the left post with 7:35 remaining.

Frederik Andersen made 11 saves to win his second of the season, matching a career best with his sixth straight victory. Andersen, however, was denied his first shutout when Tyler Ennis scored at 6:36 of the third.

Neuvirth stopped 39 shots in his first start. Lightning 7, Canadiens 1 Steven Stamkos scored three goals, Victor Hedman had a career-high four points as Tampa Bay beat Montreal.

After Stamkos scored on a breakaway off a pass from deep in the defensive zone by Hedman at 13:15 of the second period, the Lightning captain completed the hat trick from the top of the right circle on Tampa Bay’s sixth power-play goal this season. That made it 4-1 with 1:46 left in the middle period.