ST. LOUIS--There have been a lot of check marks in the win column for the Colorado Avalanche through this season's first eight games, with several of them coming against opponents considered Stanley Cup contenders.
Outings against the Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lighting and Washington Capitals have all ended in victories for the Avs and their 7-0-1 record has propelled them to the top of the standings.
The Avalanche's most recent win against the Lightning might have been its most impressive through the first two-plus weeks of the 2019-20 marathon. On the second half of a back-to-back on Saturday, Colorado won 6-2 against the defending Presidents' Trophy winners that tied a league record with 62 victories last season.
"After doing a little bit of video, it looked like our best game in terms of details to take care of the defensive zone," said Avalanche veteran forward Colin Wilson. "So moving forward, we just want to keep those."