Patrick Roy does it again

Roy-alty in Colorado: The Avalanche begin their first-round series with the Wild Thursday night. From Elias: Patrick Roy is only the third rookie coach in the expansion era (since 1967-68) to lead his team to a division title a season after that team finished last in its division. The others: Kevin Dineen (Panthers in 2011-12) and Bruce Boudreau (Capitals in 2007-08). Neither team won a playoff series in those years.