The Vegas Golden Knights, reigning Stanley Cup champions, have seamlessly continued their dominance. Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins are striving to regain their form after an early elimination in the playoffs, and the Colorado Avalanche are achieving success despite not yet reaching their full potential.
What sets them apart is their unbeaten records at the start of the NHL season, resulting in a remarkable milestone. Never before has the league witnessed three teams commence a season with six consecutive victories.
Vegas, having already achieved the best start for a reigning champion with seven consecutive wins, is on the verge of tying the record for the longest winning streak at the beginning of a season. Currently held by the 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres, with ten wins.
On Tuesday, in a stunning comeback, the Golden Knights scored two goals in the final eight minutes of regulation to secure a victory over Philadelphia. When asked about their undefeated start, coach Bruce Cassidy attributes it to the team’s abundant talent and offensive prowess.
The Bruins also possess firepower despite the retirements of key centers Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. After triumphing over the Chicago Blackhawks and improving to a flawless 6-0-0 record, coach Jim Montgomery expressed his satisfaction with the team’s development and their transformation into a determined and hard-hitting force.
However, the Avalanche are not entirely content. Despite their impressive six-game winning streak, which includes a 7-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday, they acknowledge that their performance does not meet their expectations. Coach Jared Bednar emphasizes the team’s continuous pursuit of improvement.
Fortunately for Colorado, their goaltender Alexandar Georgiev has been exceptional, leading the league with six wins, a remarkable 1.98 goals-against average, and a .930 save percentage. As the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season, Georgiev’s stellar play serves as an early indication of their potential success.
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