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On The Road: Game Day In Boston

The Avs continue their domination at TD Garden

by Ron Knabenbauer @RonKnab / ColoradoAvalanche.com

The Colorado Avalanche opens the 2017-18 season on the road in the New York Metropolitan Area, taking on the New York Rangers and then the New Jersey Devils. Colorado closes the road trip with a matinee at the Boston Bruins on Monday.

ColoradoAvalanche.com is writing about the trip.

It's the last day of the Avalanche's first road trip of the season and Colorado has another afternoon contest. This time it is a Columbus Day affair against the Boston Bruins.

It's the last day of the Avalanche's first road trip of the season and Colorado has another afternoon contest. This time it is a Columbus Day affair against the Boston Bruins.

9:45 a.m.: The Avs' first team bus departs from their downtown hotel and maneuvers its way through the city to TD Garden. With it being a holiday in the city, there isn't much traffic on the roads.

Once at the arena, the bus has to back up a long loading dock to get to the event floor, which is above the local train station. The Avs finally get inside the arena at 10:00 a.m., go through security and head to the team's locker room to prepare for the contest.

The second bus carrying the remaining players arrives at 10:45 a.m.

1:08 p.m.: The Avs' game against the Bruins begins and they quickly take a lead as Sven Andrighetto scored at 4:41.

J.T. Compher added another goal for Colorado before the opening frame ended, and Nail Yakupov scored his first two markers with the Avs in the third to give them a solid lead.

Goaltender Semyon Varlamov finished with 29 saves in the 4-0 shutout win.

3:37 p.m.: The game ends and the Avs earn their second victory of the trip. The team is unbeaten in its last outings in Boston (11-0-1).

4:25 p.m.: Colorado's buses depart the arena and heads to the airport for the trip back home.

5:45 p.m.: After battling a little traffic and loading up all the gear, the Avs' charter flight departs Boston and heads west toward the Rocky Mountains.

It is a long four-hour and 13-minute flight back to Denver, and the players enjoy a meal and some relaxation after picking up the win. Many members of the team play in the usual card game, while others read, watch movies or take a nap.

7:58 p.m. MT: Colorado's charter flight lands in Denver, and the players hurry to their cars to head home.

After spending the first three games on the road, the Avalanche will finally get to play in front of its fans at Pepsi Center on Wednesday when it hosts the Boston Bruins to close out the home-and-home set.

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