Next Question: Can Avs sustain success?

Updated: October 14, 2013, 2:25 PM ET
By Craig Custance

There are three undefeated teams remaining in the NHL, two of which you probably expected to be at the top of the standings in San Jose and St. Louis. The other is Colorado.

With their win over the Capitals on Saturday, the Avalanche improved to 5-0 to start the season. They're averaging 3.6 goals per game, putting the Avalanche in the top five in the NHL -- which was expected from the talented group of forwards in Denver. What wasn't expected is the team's stellar defense and goaltending; in five games, Colorado has allowed just four goals and is building confidence with each win.

"We take it one day at a time and just say, 'Why not?'" Patrick Roy told reporters in Washington. "Why not us?"

The news: The Avalanche are 5-0, playing spectacularly on both offense and defense.

Next question: Can they keep it up?