Some outstanding defense has allowed the Colorado Avalanche to finally start making the most of their home-ice advantage.
The St. Louis Blues' defensive-minded approach is making them a force on the road.
The Avalanche try to record their first seven-game home winning streak in eight seasons Wednesday night while the Blues go for their first seven-game road point streak in more than a decade.
After giving up 36 goals during a 4-9-0 start at home, Colorado (16-17-1) has yielded just 11 during its six-game surge at the Pepsi Center.
"We're defending our house pretty well," Jean-Sebastien Giguere said Monday after making 31 saves in a 3-2 shootout victory over Philadelphia. "... We're hard to play against in front of the net."
So are the Blues (19-9-4), who have given up an average of 1.58 goals while going 13-2-4 since coach Ken Hitchcock took over for the fired Davis Payne on Nov. 6.
While their offense powered Sunday's 6-4 home win over Columbus, the Blues have surrendered jus...