Through eight games...
...the Avs are 8th in goals per game and 15th in goals against per game.
...the Avalanche have the 2nd highest ranked PP and 8th highest ranked PK
...Ryan O'Reilly has 7 assists. Last year, he recorded his 7th assist in game 30.
...Erik Johnson is -6, making him -11 in the 30 games he's played with the Avs. In better news, he has 15 points in those 30 games.
...Kyle Quincey has more points (4) than he scored in 21 games last year (1).
...only 3 Avalanche skaters have failed to register a point: Jay McClement, Kevin Porter and Peter Mueller
...Brian Elliott has more wins for the Blues (3) than he recorded with the Avs (2).
...T.J. Galiardi has fewer points (1) than Scott Hannan (3)
...Gabriel Landeskog is tied for 15th overall in hits (21) and 5th overall in shots (29)
...Ryan O'Reilly has won more even strength draws than any other player (76). His EV FO% is 62%, second best and his overall % of 59.3 is 8th best. All because he plays against lesser competition, of course.
...Semyon Varlamov has faced 180 even strength shots - most in the league.
...David Jones leads the league in road goals (5) and O'Reilly is tops in road assists (7)
...Ryan O'Byrne is the only Avalanche with a goal at the Pepsi Center.
...Dan Winnik leads Avalanche forwards in ice time (18:45)
...Winnik has 3 minor penalties. The Avs 3 power play goals given up have each come with Winnik in the box.
...Semyon Varlamov has stopped 7 of 8 shootout attempts.
...Matt Duchene is 2nd on the team in blocked shots (13) - one less than team leader Hejda,
...Erik Johnson (7) and Jan Hejda (6) lead the Avs in giveaways
...Ryan O'Reilly leads the Avs in takeaways. He has 12, one less than the league lead.
...Ryan Stoa has yet to register a point for Lake Erie.
Fun bonus fact: Matt Duchene, David Jones and Chris Stewart are currently tied on the Avs' career goal scoring list with 52 goals each.