The Colorado Avalanche currently cannot be stopped. They won their 10th straight game -- and their 18th straight home game -- on Sunday night. The 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres tied the Avalanche with their second longest win streak in franchise history.
They are now also tied with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the longest win streak this season.
As far as the home streak, the Avalanche are approaching history. They currently have the fifth longest win streak at home in NHL history, and are starting to close in on the Detroit Red Wings' mark of 23 straight. That Red Wings squad did not lose on home ice from Nov. 5, 2011 to Feb. 19, 2012.
And that's not all. The win on Sunday was also Colorado's 15th victory in January. That ties the NHL record for most wins in any month, a mark also held by the Penguins and Bruins.
Avalanche coach Jared Bednar says finding various ways to win has been crucial for the team.
"I've learned that we're a resilient group, pretty consistent," he said, according to the Associated Press. "There were some games where we weren't perfect, but we've found different ways to win with different guys chipping in, which good teams do. It's been an amazing month from our guys."
Colorado's Nazem Kadri, who had a goal in Sunday's victory, noted that, despite how hot the team is, they are still focused on improving.
"It's fun winning for sure," he said. "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 think it's not [having] too many complacent guys in the dressing room. I feel like everyone feels that we can still be a little bit better."
Next up for Colorado is the Arizona Coyotes at Ball Arena on Tuesday, when they will try for their 19th straight home win.