Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen each scored
twice as Detroit handed Colorado its first loss of the season with a 4-2
victory on Thursday at Pepsi Center.
Daniel Alfredsson had three assists, while Jonas Gustavsson made 38 saves for
the Red Wings, who have won four straight.
Colorado had won its first six games of the season under new head coach
Patrick Roy and were attempting to match the best start in franchise history,
but were unable to break the 7-0-0 mark set by the 1985-86 Quebec Nordiques
under Michel Bergeron.
Roy remained tied with his old Canadiens head coach Mario Tremblay for the
most consecutive wins to begin a coaching career at six.
Erik Johnson and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal for the Avalanche, who got
24 saves from Semyon Varlamov in the loss.
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