Avalanche push win streak to 7 games

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18: Mark Barberio #44 and J.T. Compher #37 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrates Compher's goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Pepsi Center on December 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
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The Colorado Avalanche are flying high.

A 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday pushed the Avalanche's win streak to seven games, as Colorado continues to show that last season was simply an aberration.

The Avalanche are the NHL's hottest team, alongside the Calgary Flames, who have also won their past seven matchups.

It's the longest win streak since the Avalanche pieced together eight straight victories during the 2005-06 campaign.

The latest triumph gives Colorado 51 points on the season, three more than the team finished with last term.

The Avalanche return to the ice Thursday against the San Jose Sharks, when they will look to keep their streak rolling with an eighth consecutive win.