Jean-Sebastien Giguere was brilliant in goal for the Avalanche on Thursday night keeping Colorado unbeaten on the young NHL season with a 2-0 shutout of the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.

Making his first start of the season Giguere was a commanding presence in upping the Avs' record to 4-0 stopping all 39 Boston shots.

Yet — and this speaks perhaps to a new mind-set set forth by new Avs coach Patrick Roy — Giguere was not totally satisfied with his performance.

"I wasn't perfect in any way" said Giguere whose win was the 252nd of his career and 37th shutout. "There's things that I would like to improve. But overall this is a pretty tough building to come in and win so I'm pretty happy with the result."
Ryan O'Reilly's late first-period goal stood up for Giguere who faced 29 Bruins shots in the final two periods while the Avs put 16 on Boston in that span.

O'Reilly's redirect of Andre Benoit's shot from the point on the power play gave the Avs a 1-0 lead with 40 seconds left in the first. Matt Duchene added an empty-netter with 26 seconds remaining.

Roy knows he will lose a game eventually as an NHL coach. But he'll be satisfied with putting it off as long as his team wants.

"Our defense did a super job. They put a lot of pressure on our D. I could tell after the second they were tired" Roy said. "I asked the forwards to do a little more in the third and we put more pucks deep and got a pretty good forecheck."

Roy said the Avs wanted to "shock the hockey world" and so far so good on that.

The Avs had plenty of nervous moments in this one especially with Boston on a 4-on-3 power play midway through the third. But the Avs took away the passing lanes pretty effectively with Paul Stastny making a big interception and clear toward the end of the Boston power play.