Colorado and Toronto got off to a great start of the 2013-14 NHL season as they faced off Tuesday night with the Avalanche taking the win 2-1 over the Maple Leafs.
Both squads entered the contest without a loss, but the Avs used an early goal in the third period from P.A. Parenteau to break a 1-1 tie and escape with a hard fought road victory to improve to 3-0-0 on the year.
Colorado goalie Semyon Varalmov was just a bit better than Jonathan Bernier as the two young net minders showed their games are in top form. Varlamov made 27 saves, including stopping the Leafs on all three power play opportunities to pickup the win.
Bernier is making a play to become the Leafs top goalie and had another outstanding outing as he made 31 saves on the night, but Toronto couldn't muster the offense they have shown in the early part of the season and dropped to 3-1-0 in 2013.
Colorado continues their road trip on Thursday with a tough game against the Bruins. Toronto will look to rebound from their first defeat as they hit the road on Thursday night and take on the Nashville Predators.