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BOSTON -- Milan Hejduk beat Tuukka Rask with a wrist shot just under eight minutes into the third period and Semyon Varlamov turned away all 30 Bruins shots to lead the Avalanche to a 1-0 win over the Bruins in Monday matinee at TD Garden. The Bruins dropped two-of-three in their season-opening homestand as Stanley Cup champs. Rask, making his first start of the season in net, was solid for the first 40 minutes, turning away all 26 shots. He stopped the first five shots of the third period before Hejduk skated to an open spot in the left circle and snapped a wrister past Rask, beating the Bruins goalie to the far post. The Bruins did have several spectacular scoring chances on Varlamov, including a 2-on-1 late in the second period, featuring Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, whose shot was turned away. Milan Lucic was all alone in front of Varlamov with just under six minutes left in regulation but couldn't find the back of the net. The Bruins pulled Rask with 1:10 left in the third but could not sustain any offensive pressure. Rich Peverley had one final chance all alone in front with 25 seconds remaining but couldn't get his stick on the pass from Zdeno Chara. The Bruins head out on the road for the first time this season, playing in Carolina Wednesday and staying on the road to travel to Chicago for a game Saturday night.