Posted October 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Colorado Avalanche are off to a stunning undefeated start, giving new coach Patrick Roy a share of an NHL record. The Detroit Red Wings, their former Western Conference rivals, aren't doing too badly either. Roy can set the league mark for consecutive victories to start a coaching career Thursday night when his Avs host a Red Wings club that's won three in a row. Colorado (6-0-0) kept rolling Tuesday, defeating Dallas 3-2 as Matt Duchene scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 39 shots. That pulled Roy even with Mario Tremblay, who won his first six games with Montreal in 1995-96, a team Roy played for before being traded to the Avalanche later that season. Tremblay played a big role in the trade after not pulling Roy out of a game soon enough in a lopsided loss. "I don't know what to say. And that doesn't happen to me very often," said Roy, who will go for the record in his coaching debut against the Avs' biggest rival during Roy's time in...
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