Colorado 2, Dallas 0

DALLAS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Patrick Roy became the first goaltender in NHL history to record 500 wins Wednesday night, stopping 31 shots for his league-leading seventh shutout to carry the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-0 blanking of the Dallas Stars.

In his first crack at the 500 mark, Roy added that milestone to a growing list. In the past 14 months, he has broken Terry Sawchuk's NHL record for victories, captured a fourth Stanley Cup and unprecedented third Conn Smythe Trophy and become the first goalie to win 200 games for two different teams.


"When I started my career, consistency was very important for me," Roy said. "I've been fortunate to play for some very good teams."

As he left the ice, Roy was greeted by his 10-year-old son, Frederick, who is rooming with his father on Colorado's two-game road trip.

Linemates Alex Tanguay and Milan Hejduk supplied the offense for the Avalanche, who have lost just once in the last 16 games (12-1-3).

Belfour turned aside 13 shots for Dallas, which was denied a third straight win.


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