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Battle of unbeatens between Toronto and Colorado…wait, what?

Oct 8, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

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Two teams with perfect records square off tonight in Toronto when the Maple Leafs (3-0-0) host the Colorado Avalanche (2-0-0).

Obviously, it’s still early, but both sides have to be pleased with the way they’ve begun the season. Or, at the very least, they have to be pleased with their records.

Certainly, Toronto wouldn’t still be undefeated without the strong goaltending of offseason acquisition Jonathan Bernier, who’s allowed just one goal on 47 shots. Likewise, the Avs have been aided by the netminding of Semyon Varlamov, who’s surrendered just two goals on 63 shots.

Not surprisingly, Bernier (.979 save percentage) and Varlamov (.968) are expected to be the starters tonight.

Special teams have also been key for both clubs. The Leafs have already scored four power-play goals, while the Avs have yet to surrender a tally while a man down.

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  1. 950003cups - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    If a puck flys in to the bench, you think Roy would block it?

    • mcphillthy - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      Lol. You’re Awesome! I say yes! Patty would take one for his team! Love that guy!!

    • jcmeyer10 - Oct 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

      I am pretty sure Roy would have some choice words for that puck.

    • ntvd7 - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

      He’d catch it and throw up the glove for fan’s approval

  2. sjsharks66 - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Haha great comments above! I think Colorado takes this game. Not without some bumps and bruises from the leafs though.

    • dirtyback - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM

      Both teams have a lot of speed but I think the Leafs have more depth and skill in their top 3 lines then the Av’s. Leafs win 3-1.

      • pxland - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

        I can’t argue the prediction, but saying the Leaf’s top 3 lines are more talented than the Avs top 3 lines is questionable at best. Even if you add Clarkson.

  3. joey4id - Oct 8, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    One of these teams will see their winning streak end tonight. Guaranteed.

    • jernster21 - Oct 8, 2013 at 5:03 PM

      Bold prediction.

  4. avfanforlife - Oct 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    AV’s win it 4 – 2.

  5. mp1131211 - Oct 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Wowzer… what a difference one season makes!

  6. dtownbeatdown - Oct 8, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Man being a Detroit fan and remembering the days of the Wings/Avs rivalry I hated Roy, but loved him at the same time due to the controversy he brought. Sad that rivalry will probably never be again, this year should be fun for Avs fans.

    Wish Babcock had the intensity Roy brings, even as a coach he is fun to watch.

  7. pxland - Oct 8, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    That went well.

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