Top Shelf: Cooke in hot water once again

For a few years, we've been hearing how Matt Cooke has reformed his ways and become the NHL's version of a model citizen.

NHL: Montreal 6, Colorado 3

Thomas Vanek recorded a hat trick in the Canadiens' 6-3 win over Colorado on Tuesday, spoiling Avalanche coach Patrick Roy's return to Montreal.

NHL: Colorado 4, Montreal 1

DENVER, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 29-of-30 shots Saturday and Colorado Coach Patrick Roy guided the Avalanche past his ex-Montreal teammates 4-1 Saturday.

NHL: Colorado 3, Dallas 2 (OT)

DALLAS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Paul Stastny scored 3:36 into overtime Friday to give Colorado and troubled goaltender Semyon Varlamov a 3-2 win over Dallas.

NHL: Colorado 1, Pittsburgh 0

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside all 34 shots he saw Monday and the Colorado Avalanche continued their early-season surge with a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Detroit 4, Colorado 2

DENVER, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen both scored in the first and third periods Thursday to boost the Detroit Red Wings over Colorado 4-2.

NHL: Colorado 3, Dallas 2

DENVER, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Semyon Varlamov made 39 saves and Matt Duchene scored twice Tuesday, hoisting the unbeaten Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over Dallas.

NHL: Colorado 5, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Alex Tanguay scored twice Saturday and the unbeaten Colorado Avalanche extended their hot start with a 5-1 victory over Washington.

NHL: Colorado 2, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Semyon Varlamov stopped 27-of-28 shots and P.A. Parenteau notched the go-ahead goal Tuesday in undefeated Colorado's 2-1 victory over Toronto.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

Roy returns to Colorado Avalanche as coach

DENVER, May 23 (UPI) -- Patrick Roy, who helped Colorado to two Stanley Cup titles as a goaltender, Thursday agreed in principle to become the Avalanche's next coach.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.
By United Press International

NHL: New Jersey 4, Ottawa 2

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Martin Brodeur set a record for most games played by an NHL goaltender Friday and made 27 saves in leading New Jersey past Ottawa 4-2.
NHL: New Jersey 2, Montreal 1

NHL: New Jersey 2, Montreal 1

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Patrik Elias scored the game-winner Wednesday, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens.
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Patrick Roy
NYP2001112032 - 20 NOVEMBER 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Colorado Avalanche goalie Patrick Roy blocks a shot on goal during 1st period action November 20, 2001 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Roy allowed 3 goals in first period action. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Patrick Jacques Roy (French pronunciation: ; born October 5, 1965) is a former ice hockey goaltender. Nicknamed "Saint Patrick," Roy split his professional career between the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League, winning two Stanley Cup championships with each franchise. In 2004, Roy was selected as the greatest goaltender in NHL history by a panel of 41 writers, coupled with a simultaneous fan poll. On November 13, 2006, Roy was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is the only player in NHL history to have won the Conn Smythe Trophy (the award given to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs) three times. Roy is widely credited with popularising the butterfly style of goaltending, which has since become associated with goalies from Roy's native Quebec. Roy's number 33 is retired by both the Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. He is currently the co-owner, general manager, and head coach of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Roy was born in Quebec City to parents Michel and Barbara (née Miller). He became interested in being a hockey goalie when he was seven years old. After playing for the local Sainte-Foy Gouverneurs, he started his professional career with the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the American Hockey League.

Roy was drafted in the 3rd round, 51st overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, which he disliked, being a fan of the rival Quebec Nordiques. His grandmother, Anna Peacock, who was a big Canadiens fan, died before seeing her grandson being drafted. Roy kept playing for the Granby Bisons, before being called up by the Canadiens. Despite the thoughts that he wasn't going to play, on February 23, 1985, he made his NHL debut when he replaced the Canadiens starting goaltender Doug Soetaert in the third period. Roy played for 20 minutes and earned his first NHL win without allowing a goal. After the game, he was sent to the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the American Hockey League. Despite starting as a backup, Roy replaced the starting goaltender after he had equipment troubles during a game. He got a win, became the starting goaltender for the playoffs and led the team to a Calder Cup championship with ten wins in 13 games.

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