Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley (17) scores against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1), of Russia, in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press
Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly, left, reacts as Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) scored past Dallas Stars goalie Dan Ellis (30) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Stars center Cody Eakin (20), defenseman Sergei Gonchar (55) and defenseman Alex Goligoski (33) surround Ellis. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press
Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) watches as Colorado Avalanche right wing Steve Downie (17) catches the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)The Associated Press
DENVER – Matt Duchene scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 39 shots, helping the Colorado Avalanche hold off the Dallas Stars 3-2 Tuesday night to improve to 6-0 in Patrick Roy's first season on the bench.
Jan Hejda also scored as the Avs moved within a win of tying the franchise's best start. The organization was 7-0 in 1985-86 as the Quebec Nordiques.
By winning six straight, Roy ties the NHL record for victories to start a coaching career. He shares the mark with Mario Tremblay, who won his first six games with Montreal in 1995-96, a team Roy played for before being traded to the Avalanche later that season.
Rich Peverley and Cody Eakin had goals for the Stars, who outshot the Avs 41-26 in dropping their second straight game on the road.