The Avalanche, coming off a 2-0 victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night, is winning in different ways. Early in the season, it stemmed from becoming the NHL’s highest-scoring team. Lately, the Avs have used goaltending and team defense, allowing just three goals in their last four games to establish a handful of club-record or league-leading numbers.
Colorado, by the numbers, heading into Wednesday showdown against the Boston Bruins at Ball Arena:
7 — Avalanche winning streak, currently the NHL’s longest.
16 — Consecutive wins at Ball Arena, tied with the Boston Bruins of 1976 as the NHL’s fifth-longest winning streak at home. The Avs’ streak is the longest since 2011-2012, when the all-time record of 23 consecutive victories at home was set by Detroit Red Wings.
18 — The Avs’ club-record home points streak (17-0-1).
19 — Points apiece for linemates Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen this month, tied for second-most in January behind Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau (20).
49 — Colorado is plus-49 in goals differential, tops in the league.
61 — The Avs’ point total, tied for first in the NHL and the club-record through 40 games.
.762 — The Avs’ NHL-leading winning percentage.
3-0-0 — Colorado’s record this season against the Blackhawks. The Avs are 8-1-2 in their last 11 meetings against Chicago.
12-0-1 — Colorado’s record in January, matching the club record for most wins in a month (also 12
wins in March 2021).
22-0-2 — The Avs’ record when scoring first. They are just one of two NHL teams without a regulation loss when scoring first (Edmonton 10-0-0).
27-4-3 — Colorado’s league-best record since Oct. 28.
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