Avalanche coach Patrick Roy: We're not playing hard enough

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

After the Colorado Avalanche fell to 1-4-2 with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers at the Pepsi Center, Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy talked to the media about his displeasure with his team's effort on the ice.

Roy said his team continually fails to play a full 60-minute game and won't find success until it does. 

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“Right now, the way I look at is we want an easy game,” Roy said, via the Denver Post. “Until we’re where we want to compete at the level we were last year, we’re going to struggle. We’re not sharp mentally.”

Colorado got off to a slow start against the Panthers and quickly fell behind, 2-0. In an Oct. 16 game against the Ottawa Senators, the Avalanche jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, then did not score again and lost 5-3. 

Against Florida, Colorado was outshot by its opponent for the fifth time this season.

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The Avalanche return to action on Friday night for their second straight home game, when they welcome the Vancouver Canucks (3-2-0).

- Josh Sanchez

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