The Colorado Avalanche nearly had the perfect start.
Colorado outshot the Vancouver Canucks, moved the puck well and dominated possession in the first period on Thursday night at Rogers Centre. The only things that were missing were the goals.
Unless there is a dramatic onslaught of injuries to the expected bullpen members, it's doubtful that either Scott Oberg or Ken Roberts will break camp with the club. But each outing is a chance to impress, which could make them candidates for in-season callups.