DENVER -- Matt Duchenes strong start has been mirrored by his team. Duchene scored two goals and had an assist, helping the Colorado Avalanche beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night to match the best 10-game start in team history. "Its special, going from where weve gone the last year," Duchene said, recalling the Avalanches 15th-place finish in the Western Conference last season. "It feels great to be 9-1, the best team in the league. "But you cant be satisfied. We know how fast that can turn. Weve been there before early in seasons and really slowed down going down the stretch. So weve got to keep on moving the way we are." Erik Johnson and Alex Tanguay also scored for the Avalanche, who topped Carolina at home for the ninth straight time. Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves in the win. "I think its a new attitude," said forward Paul Stastny, crediting much of the turnaround to the influence of first-year coach Patrick Roy. "Obviously, weve had the goaltending and we have a lot of depth. I think were all playing together and sacrificing for each other. "Were doing the little things right, and you do that over the course of 60 minutes, over the course of a season, and the puck is going to bounce your way." Carolina, which got goals from Drayson Bowman and Andrej Sekera, came into the game scrambling at the goalie position. Justin Peters, recalled from Charlotte of the AHL earlier this month, made his first start of the season because of injuries to the Hurricanes top two goalies and stopped 30 shots. "Hes battling in there," Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said. "A couple of those plays were odd-number situations, two on one. Guys losing their assignments put him in a vulnerable spot." Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward left Thursdays game at Minnesota in the first period with a lower-body injury, and Anton Khudobin has missed five games, also with a lower-body injury that has landed him on the injured list. Carolina recalled Mike Murphy from Charlotte on an emergency basis as an additional backup before the game. The Avalanche were on the power play when Duchene wristed a shot from between the circles into the net for his second goal of the night and his team-high eighth overall. That gave Colorado a 4-1 lead 36 seconds into the third. Carolina fought back with a goal by Sekera at 2:40. The Hurricanes had a chance to get even closer when they were on the power play midway through the period, but were turned away by Varlamov, who made consecutive saves. He stopped a shot from point-blank range by Alexander Semin. Colorado pressured the Hurricanes in their zone from the outset, taking a 2-0 lead while putting up 18 shots to Carolinas eight in the first period. "They came out ready to play," Peters said. "We knew they were going to come out ready. They have a great atmosphere here and have a great record at home. They had some chances, got some bounces there. Theyre real quick. All their guys can skate real well. Theyre fast, theyre hungry. They really battle hard on pucks as a team. When you have that skill level and confidence, it goes a long way." Johnson finished a 3-on-2 rush at 11:30 of the first by knocking the puck off his skate past Peters. Duchene scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season six minutes later, coming around the back of the net and wristing a shot that trickled in off Peters right leg. Carolina pulled within 2-1 when Bowman, off a centring pass from Jordan Staal, one-timed a shot from the right circle that got past Varlamov. But the Avalanche regained a two-goal advantage at 10:11 of the second. Duchene sent a pass toward the slot where the streaking Tanguay picked it up and wristed it into the net for his third goal. NOTES: Carolinas Radek Dvorak didnt return after leaving the game in the second period with a lower-body injury. ... Carolinas Tim Gleason played in his 600th NHL game. ... 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Cotto became the first Puerto Rican fighter to win world championships in four weight divisions, stopping Sergio Martinez in their WBC world middleweight title fight Saturday night.GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Even though the Green Bay Packers got a bargain the last time they signed Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, the veteran wide receiver said Tuesday he still would prefer to sign another deal before the season rather than playing out the final year of his contract. Nelson, who caught 85 passes for 1,314 yards last season, both career bests, said he doesnt know if his agent, Vann McElroy, and the Packers have had any meaningful conversations about an extension. "Hes not going to just bug me with it," he said. "Hell let me know when it gets close." The last time Nelson, a second-round pick in 2008, was in a contract year was in 2011, when he signed a three-year, $13.989 million extension in October. That deal included $5 million in guaranteed money, including a $3.5 million signing bonus. That deal paid Nelson a base salary of $2.7 million last year, and calls for him to make a base salary of $3.05 million in 2014. In terms of annual average salary, Nelson currently ranks 34th on the wide receiver pay scale league-wide entering 2014. But he indicated Tuesday that hes anxious to get a new deal simply because he wants the peace of mind. "You want it done so you and your family are comfortable, you want it done so you dont have to worry about it," he said. "I think on both sides. They get it done they can start working on someone else.ddddddddddddquot; That someone else is fourth-year wide receiver Randall Cobb, a second-round pick in 2011 who is going into the final year of his rookie deal. Cobb missed 10 games last season with a leg injury, but he returned in time to catch the playoffs-clinching touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers on a fourth-down play at Chicago in the regular-season finale last year. "Im not a businessman so I dont really know that side of it," Cobb said of his situation. "Thats what I have an agent for - for him to handle that kind of thing. Thats for the Packers to decide and figure out." It appears Nelson is the priority, and after Chicagos Brandon Marshall signed a four-year, $39.3 million extension ($22.3 million guaranteed) with the Bears last month, Nelsons market should be set. Marshall caught 100 passes for 1,295 yards and 12 TDs last season for the Bears. Marshall turned 30 in March; Nelson turned 29 last week. Asked if he feels additional pressure in a contract year, Nelson replied, "No. I dont think so, not at all. I didnt feel that last time, and I dont think Ill feel it this time. I think were a long ways from that anyway. Weve got a few months to hopefully work on that and get it taken care of. I think well be fine." ' ' '