ColoradoAvalanche

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    The Colorado Avalanche Went From Worst To First In No Time Flat

    It wasn't very long ago that the Colorado Avalanche were categorically the NHL's worst team. Back in 2016-17, the club notched only 48 points -- 21 fewer than any other team that year, and still the only full-length season below 50 points by a team in the NHL's post-lockout era. According to 's Simple Rating System (SRS), which adjusts a team's scoring differential for strength of schedule, the Avalanche were goals per game worse than an average team that season, also dead last in the league. The franchise that had been among the NHL's elite throughout most of the 1990s and 2000s was hitting rock bottom. But in the three seasons since, the Avs have undergone one of the top turnarounds in NHL history. According to SRS, Colorado now ranks first in the league with an adjusted goal differential of +, or goals per game better than it had been just a few years earlier. In a league where every six net goals improves a team by one win, improving by nearly two and a half goals per game equates to a massive improvement. And most impressively, the Avalanche have done it in near-record time. Only two NHL teams since 1942-43 (the dawn of the league's Original Six era) have gone from last in SRS to first in fewer than five seasons: the 1967-1969 Boston Bruins, and -- if it...
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        2019-20 Central Division Standings

        TeamWLOTLPTS
        St. Louis208646
        Colorado218345
        Winnipeg2011242
        Dallas1911442
        Minnesota1613537
        Nashville1412533
        Chicago1315632

        2019-20 Team Leaders

        2019-20 Team Stats

        Goals For / Game
        3.66
        Goals Against / Game
        2.69
        Power Play %
        18.5
        Penalty Kill %
        79.8

        Team History

        YearWLOTLPts
        2019-20218345
        2018-1938301490
        2017-184330995
        2016-172256448
        2015-163939482