The Colorado Avalanche are the second-fastest NHL team ever to reach 40 wins on the year doing it in just 54 games. They were able to achieve this after a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders on March first. This comes after a season in which they won 39 games in just 56 total contests. The Avalanche are one of the NHL’s best teams this year, and they have been for the past few seasons.
The fastest team to reach 40 wins in history was the Washington Capitals who did it in 53 games in the 2016 season. Two other teams, the 1996 and 2008 Detroit Red Wings, are tied with the Avalanche reaching 40 wins in 54 games in those aforementioned seasons.
This is quite a feat for this Colorado team, but regular season success hasn’t translated into postseason success recently for them. In the previous three playoffs they have been eliminated in the second round each year. They will look to change that this season as they head into the playoffs as likely the No. 1 team in the Western Conference.
Colorado is led by Nazem Kadri who is fourth in points in the NHL as well as Gabriel Landeskog who is tied for sixth in goals scored.
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