BRUINS (1-1-0) at AVALANCHE (2-1-0)
9:30 p.m. ET; ALT, NESN, NHL.TV
Center Patrice Bergeron will miss his third consecutive game with a lower-body injury when the Boston Bruins play the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center to open a three-game road trip. He went on the ice after the morning skate and is scheduled to skate again Thursday.
The Avalanche are playing their home opener after going 2-1-0 on a three-game road trip to begin the season. They are 13-5-3 in home openers since moving from Quebec in 1995.
Players to watch
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who will start for the third time this season, is 1-5-1 against the Avalanche despite a 2.00 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. He stopped 19 of 22 shots in Boston's 4-0 loss to Colorado at TD Garden on Monday.
Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov will make his second consecutive start. He made 29 saves Monday for his 22nd NHL shutout. He is 2-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .971 save percentage.
They said it
"We want to show that we're a better team than we showed Monday afternoon. We want to play to our standard. It's 82 games a year [and] you want to play to your standard. We feel we're a good hockey team and we will win our share of games. We didn't feel we did that on Monday, we addressed it and here we are." -- Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy
"We want to do well at home. We haven't done very well the last few years and we want to be better this year." -- Avalanche center Matt Duchene. Colorado went 13-26-2 at home last season and 17-20-4 in 2015-16
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Riley Nash -- David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- Anders Bjork
Matt Beleskey -- Ryan Spooner -- Frank Vatrano
Tim Schaller -- Sean Kuraly -- Danton Heinen
Zdeno Chara -- Brandon Carlo
Torey Krug -- Adam McQuaid
Kevan Miller -- Charlie McAvoy
Scratched: Austin Czarnik, Paul Postma
Injured: Noel Acciari (finger), David Backes (diverticulitis), Patrice Bergeron (lower body)
Avalanche projected lineup
Sven Andrighetto -- Nathan MacKinnon -- Mikko Rantanen
Alexander Kerfoot -- Matt Duchene -- Nail Yakupov
Gabriel Landeskog -- Tyson Jost -- J.T. Compher
Colin Wilson -- Carl Soderberg -- Blake Comeau
Nikita Zadorov -- Erik Johnson
Patrik Nemeth -- Tyson Barrie
Mark Barberio -- Chris Bigras
Scratched: Anton Lindholm, Andrei Mironov, Matt Nieto
Injured: Sergei Boikov (shoulder), A.J. Greer (concussion)
Heinen was recalled from Providence of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. ... Barberio will replace Lindholm after being a healthy scratch the past two games.
The Bruins are 5-0-1 at Pepsi Center since a 4-1 loss on Dec. 7, 2005 ... The Avalanche haven't allowed an even-strength goal in three games, permitting five on power plays and one shorthanded.