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NHL: Colorado beats Dallas 3-2, improves to 6-0

Published October 15, 2013 10:13 pm

Day in the NHL • Colorado off to 6-0 start under coach Roy.
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Denver • Matt Duchene scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 39 shots, helping the Colorado Avalanche hold off the Dallas Stars 3-2 Tuesday night to improve to 6-0 in Patrick Roy's first season on the bench.

Jan Hejda also scored as the Avs moved within a win of tying the franchise's best start. The organization was 7-0 in 1985-86 as the Quebec Nordiques.

By winning six straight, Roy ties the NHL record for victories to start a coaching career. He shares the mark 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.

Rich Peverley and Cody Eakin had goals for the Stars, who outshot the Avs 41-26 in dropping their second straight game on the road.

Blackhawks 3, Hurricanes 2 • In Raleigh, N.C., Patrick Sharp scored in the shootout and Chicago claimed the 2,500th victory in club history. The Blackhawks blew a 2-0 lead in the third before winning in the tiebreaker.

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