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DENVER — Patrick Roy was at a rare loss for words. Nolan Arenado Rockies Jersey . The subject that silenced the Hall of Fame goaltender? Himself and possible records. These days, Roy is far more interested in keeping his team rolling than setting records. But they sort of go hand-in-hand at the moment. The Colorado Avalanche won their sixth straight with a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, allowing Roy to tie the NHL mark for victories to start a coaching career. He shares the record 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. Tremblay played a big role in the trade after not pulling Roy out of a game soon enough in a lopsided loss. Now, theyre linked — again — in league history. For the moment, anyway. Roy can break that mark Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings, one of Roys biggest rivals as a player. “I dont know what to say. And that doesnt happen to me very often,” Roy said. “I certainly appreciate more the way our guys played than appreciate breaking a record or something like this. “Im not really excited about that record, to be honest with you. Im excited about looking at the way the team has been playing, how hard the team has been working.” Matt Duchene scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 39 shots as the Avs moved within a win of tying the franchises best start. The organization was 7-0 in 1985-86 as the Quebec Nordiques. Another possible mark to set. Not that Roy looks at it quite like that. “Were playing with a lot of confidence,” he said. “We dont want to lose our confidence.” Rich Peverley and Cody Eakin had goals for the Stars, who dropped their second straight road game despite outshooting Avs 41-26. Dallas pulled Dan Ellis with more than a minute remaining, but couldnt score the equalizer on Varlamov, who turned back Alex Chiassons final shot with 1 second remaining. Varlamov came up big all third period, including a point-blank stop of Tyler Seguin. “I guess goaltending is crucial in this league,” Roy said, grinning. “You need some good goaltending every night, thats what weve been lucky with. … Thats a game where Varly — that was a steal from him.” Jamie Benn couldnt agree more. “He played another great game and sometimes you have to give them credit,” Benn said. Duchene earned the 200th point of his NHL career with the winning goal 14:18 into the second period. With Varlamov on the bench for an extra skater following a delayed penalty against Dallas, Duchene flew into the zone and beat Ellis with a shot just inside the top of the net. That goal came 3:20 after Eakin tied the game with a power-play goal, the first the Avs have allowed this season. Jan Hejda gave the Avs a 2-1 lead with 7 seconds left in the opening period when the defenceman took a shot from near the blue line and it deflected through the legs of Ellis. A few minutes earlier, Duchene intercepted an errant pass down low and beat Ellis with a shot over the goalies right shoulder. Dallas also capitalized on a turnover for its first goal, when Gabriel Landeskog lost the puck while making a move toward the net. Seguin quickly corralled it and sent a perfect pass ahead to Peverley, who beat Varlamov with a low liner 4:18 into the game. It was the first goal Colorado has allowed in the first period all season. “It was probably our best skating game, probably our best game on a chance sheet and Varlamov came up with beauties,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere have been difficult to beat this season in net. The duo earned the NHLs second star of the week after combining for three wins. Energized by the excitable Roy, the Avalanche have been playing with plenty of confidence this season. Hes given them a simple message — play with passion — and theyve run with it. “You can tell hes been a player, because he yells the same stuff were yelling to each other,” Landeskog said. “The passion and how calm he is, both on the bench and here, in meetings — he spreads that calm.” Roy, calm? He nearly knocked over a glass partition when he was screaming at Anaheims Bruce Boudreau after a 6-1 win to open his Colorado coaching career. “He might raise his voice, but hes still calm,” Landeskog said. NOTES: The Stars placed G Kari Lehtonen on injured reserve, retroactive to Friday. … The two goals are the most Colorado has allowed this season. … The Avalanche are now 6-0 like Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Nolan Arenado Jersey . The 18th-seeded Bouchard, an Australian Open semifinalist earlier this year, showed fighting spirit in winning her 84-minute match with the 99th-ranked Larsson in the pairs first meeting. Jake McGee Jersey . Myers had an inside-the-park homer, his latest big blow against the New York Yankees, and drove in four runs as the Tampa Bay Rays battered an ineffective CC Sabathia in a 5-1 victory Sunday. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Tillman paid no attention to the Baltimore bullpen as it started to stir in the ninth inning. After all, he had made it this far before. There was no way he was leaving the game now. So after a leadoff single to start the inning, Tillman bore down against the Kansas City Royals. The young right-hander induced three straight groundouts to end the game, wrapping up a 4-0 victory for the Orioles and giving Tillman his first career shutout. “Ill take more of them,” he said, “but thats not my goal.” Maybe not. But it sure is nice. Tillman came within two outs of a nine-inning complete game earlier this season, and he was incensed when he was pulled from an eventual 3-1 win over Detroit. He hadnt been any happier of late, either, after scuffling through his last five outings. But behind a dastardly combination of curveballs, changeups and fastballs, Tillman (4-2) kept the offensively inept Royals off balance. He scattered five hits and a walk, his dominant outing coming one night after Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers combined to beat Kansas City 2-1. Chris Davis homered and Steve Clevenger also drove in a run for the Orioles. “This is Tillmans night,” the Royals Billy Butler said. “Youve got to give him credit. He did his job today. He was locating, throwing all of his pitches. He did a heck of a job.” Jeremy Guthrie (2-3) bounced back from a lousy start to last eight innings against his former team. The Royals starter allowed four runs, eight hits and a walk while striking out two. While falling to 0-3 with four no-decisions in his last seven starts, Guthrie at least was able to save a bullpen that had been chewed up in that close loss the previous night. “He threw the ball well. He really did,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. As for that offence, which has managed one run in the last two games? “Offences heat up, cool off,” Yost said. “Right now we dont have anybody where I can sit back and say this boy is really swinging thhe bat well right now. Carlos Gonzalez Rockies Jersey. ” The game was played in a brisk 2 hours, 22 minutes, mostly because the starters were so effective. Tillman retired 13 of 14 batters after giving up a double to Norichika Aoki to start the game, and Guthrie only allowed a single by J.J. Hardy over the first three innings. Baltimore finally got to Guthrie in the fourth, and it was partly his own doing. Manny Machado led off by bunting back toward Guthrie, and he slipped while trying to field the ball. His hurried throw to first was wide of the bag for an error, and Machado trotted over to second base. Moments later, he headed for third when Guthrie threw a wild pitch. Davis walked to put runners on the corners for Cruz, whose single drove in the games first run. Clevenger then grounded into a fielders choice to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead. It remained that way until the sixth, when consecutive singles again put runners on the corners. Cruz then lofted a fly ball deep enough to centre to bring home Adam Jones. Davis added his third homer of the season with two outs in the eighth. By that point, the only drama was whether Tillman would finish the game. The Orioles had two relievers up in the bullpen in the ninth, and the Royals got the leadoff man on base. But Tillman calmly got the next three batters to ground out to end the game. “We talked to him between innings, like we always do. It was a lot of effort but there was no real stressful innings for him,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “We had guys up and there was a point he was coming out of the game, but he was not going to be denied.” NOTES: The Orioles recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Norfolk and designated RHP Evan Meek for assignment. … The Royals selected the contract of RHP Casey Coleman from Triple-A Omaha and designated OF Justin Maxwell for assignment. Coleman retired the side in the ninth. … Baltimore RHP Bud Norris is scheduled to start Saturday. LHP Danny Duffy will start for Kansas City. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ‘ ‘ ‘