Roy remains confident that Avs will start winning


Even after just two wins in 10 games, Patrick Roy is staying positive.

The head coach of the Colorado Avalanche assured reporters today that his team is still “in the mix” and on track to make the playoffs, despite yesterday’s 3-2 shootout loss to San Jose that dropped the Avs’ record to 2-4-4.

“We think a good objective right now is 96 points, to be in the playoff dance,” said Roy, per the Denver Post. “And right now, we’re right there.”

With eight points from their first 10 games, the Avs are actually on pace for just 66 points in 82 games. But Roy remains confident nonetheless.

“You win two, three, four games in a row and you’re back around .600,” he said. “That should be good. But we need to do that. It’s hard to believe today, because there are holes in our game, but it will help us tremendously and I think we’re going to win those games.”

Colorado welcomes the Islanders to town Thursday, before a tough weekend has them in St. Louis Saturday and hosting Anaheim Sunday.