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Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Duchene potted a pair of goals and added an assist, as the Colorado Avalanche continued their best start to a season in franchise history with a 4-2 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday at Pepsi Center.

Alex Tanguay tallied a goal and an assist, while Erik Johnson also lit the lamp for the Avalanche, who have won nine of their first 10 games to match their best start in franchise history set by the Quebec Nordiques during the 1994-95 campaign.

Semyon Varlamov stopped 28-of-30 shots to backstop the victory.

Andrej Sekera notched a goal and an assist, while Colorado native Drayson Bowman scored the other goal for the Hurricanes, who have lost two straight and five of their last seven games.

Justin Peters allowed all four goals on 34 shots in defeat.

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