New head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, Patrick Roy, has tied the NHL record for best start to a coaching debut. The Avs beat that Dallas Stars, 3-2, and moved to 6-0-0 on the season.
According to the Associated Press,
He shares the record 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.
However, that wasn’t the only feat on Tuesday, as captain Matt Duchene had one of his own.
Duchene earned the 200th point of his NHL career with the winning goal 14:18 into the second period. With Varlamov on the bench for an extra skater following a delayed penalty against Dallas, Duchene flew into the zone and beat Ellis with a shot just inside the top of the net.
Although, Dallas did set a record of its own against the Avs, albeit very miniscule. The two goals they scored on Tuesday were the most the Avalanche have given up all season.
Roy and the Avs will try to go 7-0 on the season as they face off against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.