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NHL: Red-hot Avs can still improve

After the Colorado Avalanche beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 to extend their home winning streak to 18 games, forward Nazen Kadri said he believes there is still room improvement.

The Avalanche, 17/4 to win the Stanley Cup in 2021/22, have won ten straight overall, gone 15-0-1 in the last 16 games are 19-01- in their past 20 games at home.

Monthly record

Their 15 wins in January, tied the Boston Bruins (March 2014) and Pittsburgh Penguins (March 2013) for most wins in any NHL month.

31-year-old Kadri leads Colorado for points (59) and assists (41) in 40 regular season games.

His assists total ranks second overall in the league, and is the best of his career. Sitting third overall in the NHL for points, he is just two short of his personal best, set with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016/17 over 82 games. 

In a four-game point streak Kadri has scored eight points, three of which were game-winning goals helping the Avalanche (32-8-3) to second place in the overall NHL standings, two points behind leaders Florida Panthers but with three games in hand.

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Stock is rising

The centreman, in a third season with Colorado was named the NHL Star of the Week on Monday and has also recently been named an All-Star for the first time in his career.

Kadri said to the media: "Of course, it's fun winning, for sure. It's pretty exceptional when you look at the history of the Avs, they've had some pretty good teams, so we're humbled by that.

"That being said … I feel like everyone feels that we can still be a little bit better. We're finding our game. Obviously, momentum is a huge key and we hope to continue that."

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