Several streaks ended for the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. During their game against the Dallas Stars, they allowed a first period goal for the first time all season. They also allowed their first powerplay goal, relinquished their first lead and allowed two goals for the first time in this young campaign.
Luckily for them, the streak that matters most is still intact.
"I guess goaltending is crucial in this league," said Roy. "We've had great goaltending since the start of the year, but we have to be better in front of them. Tonight, let's remember that one. That's a game where I think Varly stole it and we need to be better in some areas of the game."
The Avalanche were heavily outshot in the contest (26-41) and seemed to lack discipline. They committed several defensive-zone turnovers and found themselves with a man in the penalty box far too often. They also failed to win most of the battles for loose pucks in their own zone, all too often being either out-skated or out-worked.
"Obviously tonight there are some details in our game where I was not too happy and we're going to have to fix," said Roy. "The good thing is we can fix it (while) winning."
With the win, Roy tied his former coach Mario Tremblay for the record of most consecutive wins to start a coaching career. It was Tremblay that was refused to pull Roy after he allowed nine goals in a game; leading to Roy’s trade demand and the subsequent deal that saw him land in Colorado.
As fate would have it, Roy will have a chance to eclipse the mark set by Tremblay on Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings. The same Detroit Red Wings that scored nine on Roy during his aforementioned final game with the Canadiens.