Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 10/22/14
The Chicago Blackhawks' 24-game run without a regulation loss, the best start to a season in NHL history, came to a screeching halt Friday night at Pepsi Center. The Colorado Avalanche who occupy the 13th position in the Western Conference with a record of:9-10-4 played their best hockey of the season Friday night, and will now be forever known as the team that stopped the miracle start of the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks.Dating back to last season, the Blackhawks had gained at least one point in 30 consecutive games. Only the 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens (28 games) and the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers (35 games) played more games in one season without a regulation loss. The Colorado Avalanche got the max out of their core -players. The Avalanche were led by center Matt Duchene, who matched his career high with four points (one goal, three assists); Paul Stastny (one goal, two assists) and PA Parenteau (one goal, two assists). All of these players would be decent fantasy hockey option...
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