Core exercise: Avs follow pattern of Stanley Cup champions


              Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save on a shot by Florida Panthers center Chris Tierney (71) during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
            
              Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Mahura, center, is squeezed between Los Angeles Kings defenseman Mikey Anderson, left, and defenseman Drew Doughty during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
            FILE - Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic looks at the Stanley Cup during a rally for the NHL hockey champions, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Denver. Joe Sakic adopted a very practical approach to the task of molding the Colorado Avalanche roster that will attempt to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File) Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin waves from the ice during warmups for the team's NHL preseason hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59) is congratulated by Sidney Crosby after scoring against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen (96) and goaltender Alexandar George (40) celebrate a 2-1 win against the Dallas Stars following an NHL preseason hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Colorado Avalanche center Nathan McKinnon (29) skates against the Dallas Stars during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Colorado Avalanche goaltender Alexandar George (40) makes a glove save against the Dallas Stars during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) handles the puck as Minnesota Wild's Connor Dewar (26) defends during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) celebrates his goal with Kris Letang (58) and Evgeni Malkin (71) during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) FILE - Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) prepares for play to resume during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Jan. 24, 2022, in Denver. "I know a lot of people are counting this team out and what we can do, but I think we have a lot of motivated players and motivated coaching staff as well," Kane said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) FILE - Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos reacts after his goal during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. Three months after falling short in a bid to become the first club in 40 years to win three straight Stanley Cup titles, the Lightning entered training eager to begin the quest to reclaim the crown they relinquished to the Colorado Avalanche last season. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack, File)